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The Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions and Savings) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Transitional provisions and savings

13.—(1) The transfer to the Agency of any transferred function does not affect the validity of anything done, or having effect as if done, by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers before the coming into force of any provision under which the function is transferred.

(2) Anything (including legal proceedings) which at the coming into force of these Regulations is in the process of being done, so far as it relates to any transferred function, may be continued by or in relation to the Agency.

(3) Anything (including legal proceedings or anything in connection with legal proceedings) done or having effect as if done before the coming into force of these Regulations by or in relation to the Scottish Ministers, so far as it relates to any transferred function has effect as if done by or in relation to the Agency.

(4) Where any property, right or liability of the Scottish Ministers is transferred to the Agency by virtue of a transfer scheme made under section 41 of the 1999 Act and they certify that the property, right or liability has been transferred to the Agency by virtue of subsection (4) of that section, on a day appointed by the scheme for the transfer of the property, right or liability, the certificate is conclusive evidence for all purposes of any fact stated in it with respect to the effect of that subsection in relation to the transfer and paragraphs (2) and (3) above shall not apply to that property, right or liability on and after that day.

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