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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 73 (C. 7)

Lobbying

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2018

Made

21st February 2018

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

23rd February 2018

Coming into force

12th March 2018

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 52(2) of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 12th March 2018.

Appointed day

2.  12th March 2018 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 insofar as not already in force.

JOE FITZPATRICK

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

21st February 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) received Royal Assent on 14th April 2016. Sections 47, 48 and 51 to 53 came into force on the following day.

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2017 (S.S.I. 2017/201) brought provisions relevant to initial implementation into force on 6th September 2017.

Regulation 2 of these Regulations brings the remaining provisions of the 2016 Act into force on 12th March 2018.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

ProvisionDate of CommencementCommenced by
Section 156th September 2017S.S.I 2017/201
Section 206th September 2017S.S.I. 2017/201
Section 316th September 2017S.S.I. 2017/201
Section 416th September 2017S.S.I. 2017/201
Section 436th September 2017S.S.I. 2017/201
Section 446th September 2017S.S.I. 2017/201
Section 456th September 2017S.S.I. 2017/201
Section 49(1) and (3)6th September 2017S.S.I. 2017/201

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