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(1)This section applies where an Act of the Scottish Parliament confers power to—
(a)make a Scottish instrument,
(b)establish bodies corporate,
(d)give notices or documents,
(e)prescribe forms, or
(f)do any other thing for the purposes of the Act.
(2)A power mentioned in subsection (1) may be exercised during the pre-commencement period if it is necessary or expedient to do so for the purpose of bringing the Act into force or giving full effect to the Act at or after the time when the provision conferring the power comes into force.
(3)The pre-commencement period, in relation to a power mentioned in that subsection, is the period beginning with the day after the day on which the Bill for the Act receives Royal Assent and ending immediately before the coming into force of the provision of the Act that confers the power.
(4)A power mentioned in subsection (1) may not be exercised so as to bring into force subordinate legislation or anything else before the provision conferring the power comes into force.
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