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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

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9References to Acts of the Scottish Parliament

(1)Subsection (2) applies where an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a Scottish instrument refers to—

(a)an Act of the Scottish Parliament numbered in accordance with article 4 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Publication and Interpretation etc. of Acts of the Scottish Parliament) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1379),

(b)an Act of the Scottish Parliament by the calendar year, prefix and number written on that other Act by virtue of section 38(6), or

(c)a section or other provision or group of provisions of an Act of the Scottish Parliament by number or letter.

(2)The reference is to be read as referring to the Acts of the Scottish Parliament printed by the Queen’s Printer for Scotland by virtue of section 92(1) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(3)An Act of the Scottish Parliament may continue to be referred to by the short title conferred on it despite the repeal of the Act.

10References to Acts of Parliament

(1)Subsection (2) applies where an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a Scottish instrument refers to—

(a)an Act of Parliament by year, statute, session or chapter, or

(b)a section or other provision or group of provisions of an Act of Parliament by number or letter.

(2)The reference is to be read as referring—

(a)in the case of Acts of Parliament included in any revised edition of the statutes printed by authority, to that edition,

(b)in the case of Acts of Parliament not so included but included in the edition prepared under the direction of the Record Commission, to that edition,

(c)in any other case, to the Acts of Parliament printed by the Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament, or under the superintendence or authority of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

11References to Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland

(1)Subsection (2) applies where an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a Scottish instrument refers to—

(a)an Act of the Parliaments of Scotland passed before or in 1707 (an “old Scots Act”) by year, statute, session or chapter, or

(b)a section or other provision or group of provisions of an old Scots Act by number or letter.

(2)The reference is to be read as referring—

(a)in the case of old Scots Acts included in any revised edition of the statutes printed by authority, to that edition,

(b)in the case of old Scots Acts not so included but included in the edition prepared under the direction of the Record Commission, to that edition,

(c)in any other case, to the old Scots Acts printed by the Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament, or under the superintendence or authority of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

12References to EU instruments

(1)Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a Scottish instrument refers to an EU instrument, and

(b)before the day on which—

(i)the Act receives Royal Assent, or

(ii)the Scottish instrument is made,

the EU instrument is amended, extended or applied by another EU instrument.

(2)The reference is a reference to the EU instrument as amended, extended or applied by that other EU instrument (whether or not that other EU instrument has come into force).

13References to portions of legislative provisions

(1)Subsection (2) applies where an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a Scottish instrument describes or refers to a portion of an enactment by referring to words, sections or other parts from or to which (or from and to which) the portion extends.

(2)The portion described or referred to includes the words, sections or other parts referred to.

14References to other legislative provisions

(1)Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a Scottish instrument refers to an enactment, and

(b)before, on or after the coming into force of the Act or instrument the enactment is amended, extended or applied by another enactment.

(2)The reference is a reference to the enactment as amended, extended or applied by the other enactment (whether or not that other enactment has come into force).

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