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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

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19Effect of repeal and re-enactment

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(1)This section applies where an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a Scottish instrument—

(a)repeals an Act of the Scottish Parliament or revokes a Scottish instrument, and

(b)re-enacts the repealed Act or revoked instrument (with or without modification).

(2)Except as mentioned in subsection (3), the repeal or revocation does not affect any other Act of the Scottish Parliament or Scottish instrument in so far as that other Act or instrument applies, incorporates or refers to the repealed Act or revoked instrument.

(3)A reference in another Act of the Scottish Parliament or Scottish instrument to the repealed Act or revoked instrument is to be construed as a reference to the re-enacted Act or instrument.

(4)In so far as a Scottish instrument made, or having effect as if made, under the repealed Act or revoked instrument could have been made under the re-enacted Act or instrument, it is to have effect as if made under the re-enacted Act or instrument.

(5)In so far as anything done, or having effect as if done, under the repealed Act or revoked instrument could have been done under the re-enacted Act or instrument, it is to have effect as if done under the re-enacted Act or instrument.

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