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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

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28Transfer-in of functions

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(1)The functions of each of the listed tribunals are to become the functions of the Scottish Tribunals at such time and in so far as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

(2)Accordingly, the Scottish Ministers may by regulations provide for some or all of the functions of a listed tribunal to be transferred from it—

(a)to the First-tier Tribunal only,

(b)to the Upper Tribunal only, or

(c)to the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal.

(3)If regulations under subsection (2) provide for any functions of a listed tribunal to be transferred as mentioned in paragraph (c) of that subsection, the regulations may also—

(a)give particular functions to one of the Tribunals (but not the other), or

(b)make provision of the sort allowed by subsection (5).

(4)Where by virtue of regulations made under subsection (2) any functions of a listed tribunal have been transferred as mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of that subsection, the Scottish Ministers may by regulations—

(a)provide for the functions, or particular functions, to be redistributed between the Tribunals by—

(i)transferring them from either of the Tribunals to the other,

(ii)taking them away from one of the Tribunals (but not the other), or

(iii)causing them to be exercisable by both of the Tribunals (instead of one only),

(b)if they are so redistributed by causing them to be exercisable by both of the Tribunals, also make provision of the sort allowed by subsection (5).

(5)This subsection allows provision enabling the question as to which of the Tribunals is to exercise particular functions in a specific case or in specified circumstances to be determined, including as against any prescribed criteria—

(a)in accordance with Tribunal Rules, or

(b)by the President of Tribunals (whether or not by reference to Tribunal Rules).

(6)Regulations under subsection (2) or (4) may include provision for the purposes of or in connection with, or for giving full effect to, a transfer or redistribution of any functions to which the regulations apply.

(7)Provision included in such regulations by virtue of subsection (6) may modify any enactment concerning a listed tribunal.

(8)A particular instrument containing regulations under subsection (2) may not relate to the functions of more than one of the listed tribunals.

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