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Scottish Statutory Instruments
21st March 2011
Coming into force
6th April 2011
The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.
In accordance with paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 to that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
1972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by paragraph 15(3) of Schedule 8 to the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (“the 1998 Act”) (which was amended by section 27(4) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) (“the 2006 Act”)) and section 27(1)(a) of the 2006 Act and by Part 1 of the Schedule to the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7). The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2) of the 1972 Act in so far as within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the 1998 Act.
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