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Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014

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PART 7FINAL PROVISIONS

Interpretation

25Interpretation

In this Act—

Subordinate legislation

26Subordinate legislation

(1)Orders under this Act are subject to the negative procedure.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to—

(a)orders for which provision is made in subsection (3),

(b)orders under section 31(2).

(3)Orders under—

(a)section 3(9),

(b)section 8(8),

(c)section 27(1) which add to, replace or omit the text of an Act,

are subject to the affirmative procedure.

Ancillary provision

27Ancillary provision

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order make such incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as they consider appropriate for the purposes of, in connection with, or for giving full effect to, this Act or any provision of it.

(2)An order under subsection (1) may modify any enactment (including this Act).

Consequential modifications

28Consequential modifications

Schedule 6 contains amendments and repeals consequential on the establishment of Historic Environment Scotland.

Crown application

29Crown application: criminal offences

(1)No contravention by the Crown of section 5(5) makes the Crown criminally liable.

(2)But the Court of Session may, on an application by the Lord Advocate, declare unlawful any act or omission of the Crown which constitutes such a contravention.

(3)Despite subsection (1), this Act applies to persons in the public service of the Crown as it applies to other persons.

30Crown application: powers of entry

(1)A power of entry conferred by or under this Act is exercisable in relation to Crown land only with the consent of the appropriate authority.

(2)The following table determines what is “Crown land” and who the “appropriate authority” is in relation to each kind of Crown land.

Crown landAppropriate authority
Land an interest in which belongs to Her Majesty in right of the Crown and which forms part of the Crown estateThe Crown Estate Commissioners
Other land an interest in which belongs to Her Majesty in right of the CrownThe office-holder in the Scottish Administration or the Government department having the management of the land
Land an interest in which belongs to Her Majesty in right of Her private estatesThe person appointed by Her Majesty in writing under the Royal Sign Manual or, if no such appointment is made, the Scottish Ministers
Land an interest in which belongs to an office-holder in the Scottish AdministrationThe relevant office-holder in the Scottish Administration
Land an interest in which belongs to a Government departmentThe relevant Government department
Land an interest in which is held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of the Scottish AdministrationThe relevant office-holder in the Scottish Administration
Land an interest in which is held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a Government departmentThe relevant Government department

(3)“Government department” means a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

(4)References to Her Majesty’s private estates are to be construed in accordance with section 1 of the Crown Private Estates Act 1862 (c.37).

Commencement and short title

31Commencement

(1)This section and sections 25 to 27, 29, 30 and 32 come into force on the day after Royal Assent.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may, by order, appoint.

(3)An order under subsection (2) may include transitional, transitory or saving provision.

32Short title

The short title of this Act is the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014.

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