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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 424 (C. 32)

Licensing (liquor)

The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2017

Made

29th November 2017

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

4th December 2017

Coming into force

20th December 2017

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 88(2) of the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2017 and comes into force on 20th December 2017.

Appointed day

2.  20th December 2017 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (“the 2015 Act”):—

(a)section 56 (duties of Licensing Boards to produce Annual Reports) insofar as not already in force;

(b)section 87 (minor and consequential amendments and repeals) insofar as not already in force; and

(c)Part 3 of schedule 2 (minor and consequential amendments and repeals relating to Part 3 of the 2015 Act).

MICHAEL MATHESON

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

29th November 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Article 2 of this Order brings the outstanding parts of section 56 of the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (“the 2015 Act”) into force on 20th December 2017. Specifically it inserts section 9A into the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”). This requires Licensing Boards to prepare and publish an annual functions report in respect of the exercise of their functions under the 2005 Act during the financial year. They must do so no later than 3 months after the end of each financial year. The financial year is deemed to end on 31st March.

Article 2 also brings into force on 20th December 2017, minor and consequential amendments and repeals in Part 3 of schedule 2 of the 2015 Act. This pertains to amendments and repeals of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

The Bill for the Act received Royal Assent on 4th August 2015. Sections 60(1) and (2), 84, 85, 86, 88 and 89 of the Act came into force on the following day.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the 2015 Act have been, or are due to be, brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order.

ProvisionDate of CommencementInstrument. No.
Section 11st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 2 (partially)1st December 2015S.S.I 2015/382
Section 2 in so far as not already in force31st December 2016S.S.I 2016/130
Sections 3–51st July 2016S.S.I 2016/130
Section 6 (1) to (3)1st July 2016S.S.I 2016/130
Section 6 in so far as not already in force31st December 2016S.S.I 2016/130
Sections 7, 8(1), 9(1) and (2), 10 and 11(1) to (4) and (7)1st July 2016S.S.I 2016/130
Sections 8, 9 and 11 in so far not already in force31st December 2016S.S.I 2016/130
Sections 12, 13, 14, 15(1) to (3), 16(1) to (5) and (8) and 17(1), (2), (6) and (7)1st July 2016S.S.I 2016/130
Sections 15, 16 and 17 in so far as not already in force31st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Sections 18-221st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Sections 23-2731st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 281st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Sections 29 and 3031st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Sections 31(1) and (3)1st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 31 in so far as not already in force31st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Sections 32, 33 and 34 (other than subsection(2)(n))1st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 34 in so far as not already in force31st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 35(1), (2), and (4)1st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 35(3)1st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 361st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 371st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 3831st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 39(1)1st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 39(2) and (3)1st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 401st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 4115th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Section 4230th September 2016S.S.I. 2016/132
Sections 43 to 4815th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Sections 50 and 5115th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Sections 53 and 5415th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Section 5530th September 2016S.S.I. 2016/132
Section 56 (partially)1st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 56 (partially )15th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Sections 57 and 5815th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Section 60 for all remaining purposes15th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Section 62
Section 631st May 2017S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 641st November 2016S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 65(1), (2), (4) and (5)1st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Sections 66-691st September 2016S.S.I. 2016/85
Section 70(1) and (3) (partially)1st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 711st November 2016S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 70 in so far as not already in force1st September 2016S.S.I. 2016/85
Section 72 (partially)16th March 2016S.S.I. 2016/85
Section 72 in so far as not already in force1st September 2016S.S.I. 2016/85
Section 731st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 751st November 2016S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 76(1) and (3) (partially)1st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 771st May 2017S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 781st November 2016S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 791st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 80(1) and (2) (partially)1st December 2015S.S.I. 2015/382
Section 80 for all other purposes1st November 2016S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 811st November 2016S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 821st May 2017S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 831st November 2016S.S.I. 2016/307
Section 87 (partially)31st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Section 87 (partially)15th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119
Schedule 131st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Schedule 2, Part 131st December 2016S.S.I. 2016/130
Schedule 2, Part 2, paragraph 4(1), (3), (5) and (7)15th May 2017S.S.I. 2017/119

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