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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Schedule 1 - Deer Commission for Scotland: Consequential Amendments

354.Schedule 1 is introduced by section 1 and sets out consequential amendments and repeals to other legislation required as a result of the provisions of that section.

355.Paragraphs 2 to 4 deal with various amendments to the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991 (“the 1991 Act”) required to give SNH aims and purposes, functions and duties in relation to deer. The amendments also extend the general function of commissioning research to “any research, inquiry or investigation”.

356.Paragraphs 5 to 27 amend various provisions of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”) including amendments so as to substitute all references to “the Deer Commission for Scotland” and “the Commission” with “Scottish Natural Heritage” except where this is not appropriate. There are also two consequential repeals made to the 1996 Act in paragraphs 25 and 26.

357.Paragraphs 28 to 31 cover further consequential amendments required to remove entries for the Deer Commission for Scotland in the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc.(Scotland) Act 2000, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 as a result of section 1.

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