Section 203 – Consequential amendments and repeals
331.Section 203(1) introduces schedule 5 which contains minor amendments and amendments consequential on the provisions of the Act. Subsection (2) introduces schedule 6 which contains the repeal of certain enactments to the extent specified.
Section 204 – Ancillary provision
332.This section allows the Scottish Ministers, by order, to make consequential, supplementary or incidental provision as they consider appropriate for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, any provision of the Act. Such an order may modify any enactment including this Act itself. If the order makes textual changes to an Act it will be subject to the affirmative procedure.
Section 205 – Transitional provision etc.
333.This section enables the Scottish Ministers, by order, to make transitory, transitional or saving provision, as they consider necessary or expedient, in connection with the coming into force of any provision of the Act.
Section 206 – Short title and commencement
334.This section states the short title of the Act and provides for sections 193 to 202 and section 204 to 206 to come into force on Royal Assent, with the remaining sections to be commenced by order made by the Scottish Ministers. An order under subsection (2) may include transitional, transitory or saving provision.