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(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.
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