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Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012

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2Duration of minimum pricing provisions

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(1)The minimum pricing provisions expire at the end of the 6 year period, unless an order is made under subsection (2).

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order, after the end of the 5 year period but before the end of the 6 year period, provide that the minimum pricing provisions are to continue in effect despite subsection (1).

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by order make such provision (including provision modifying any enactment) as may be necessary or expedient in consequence of the expiry of the minimum pricing provisions by virtue of subsection (1).

(4)An order under subsection (2) or (3) is subject to the affirmative procedure.

(5)In this section—

  • “the 5 year period” means the period of 5 years beginning with the day on which section 1 comes fully into force,

  • “the 6 year period” means the period of 6 years beginning with that day,

  • “the minimum pricing provisions” means paragraph 6A of schedule 3 to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and paragraph 5A of schedule 4 to that Act.

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