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(1)This section applies where, in relation to a special procedure order—
(a)no relevant objection is made, or
(b)a relevant objection is made and subsequently withdrawn.
(2)The Scottish Ministers may, after the order is made, confirmed or approved, lay the order before the Scottish Parliament.
(3)If, before the expiry of the period of 40 days beginning with the day on which a copy of the order is laid before it, the Scottish Parliament resolves that the order be annulled, the order becomes void and no further proceedings may be taken in respect of it.
(4)If no resolution is made, the order comes into operation—
(a)on the day on which the period of 40 days mentioned in subsection (3) expires, or
(b)on such later day as may be specified in the order.
(5)Subsection (3) is without prejudice to the laying before the Parliament of a new special procedure order.
(6)In calculating the period of 40 days mentioned in subsection (3), no account is to be taken of any time during which the Parliament is dissolved or in recess for more than 4 days.
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