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The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Supplemental Provision) Regulations 2017

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 400

Land Reform

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Supplemental Provision) Regulations 2017

Made

21st November 2017

Coming into force

22nd November 2017

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 127(1) and (2) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 126(3)(m) of that Act, a draft of these Regulations has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Supplemental Provision) Regulations 2017 and come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

Modification of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

2.—(1) The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 is amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In section 19 (accounts)—

(a)in subsection (2) for “the statement” substitute “a copy of the statement”; and

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) The Scottish Ministers must, as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving a copy statement of accounts from the Commission, send it to the Auditor General for Scotland for auditing..

R CUNNINGHAM

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

21st November 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations make supplemental provision modifying the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”).

Part 2 of the Act establishes the Scottish Land Commission (“the Commission”). Section 19 of the Act makes provision regarding the accounts of the Commission.

Section 19(2) of the Act requires the Commission to send the statement of account to the Scottish Ministers. Regulation 2(2)(a) amends this to require the Commission to send a copy of the statement of accounts to the Scottish Ministers.

Regulation 2(2)(b) inserts a new paragraph (3A) into section 19 of the Act to require the Scottish Ministers to send a copy of the statement of accounts provided by the Commission to the Auditor General for Scotland for auditing.

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