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Scotland Act 1998

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Scotland Act 1998. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Commentary

    1. Derivations

    2. SECTION 1: The Scottish Parliament

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    3. SECTION 2: Ordinary general elections

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    4. SECTION 3: Extraordinary general elections

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    5. SECTION 4: Calculating time for meeting of the Parliament

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    6. SECTION 5: Candidates

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    7. SECTION 6: Poll for regional members

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    8. SECTION 7: Calculation of regional figures

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    9. SECTION 8: Allocation of seats to regional members

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

      5. Allocation of Seats in the North East of Scotland Region

    10. SECTION 9: Constituency vacancies

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    11. SECTION 10: Regional vacancies

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    12. SECTION 11: Electors

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    13. SECTION 12: Power to make provision about elections

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    14. SECTION 13: Term of office of members

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Details of Provisions

    15. SECTION 14: Resignation of members

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Details of Provisions

    16. SECTION 15: Disqualification from membership of the Parliament

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    17. SECTION 16: Exceptions and relief from disqualification

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Details of Provisions

    18. SECTION 17: Effect of disqualification

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    19. SECTION 18: Judicial proceedings as to disqualification

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Details of Provisions

    20. SECTION 19: Presiding Officer

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    21. SECTION 20: Clerk of the Parliament

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    22. SECTION 21: Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    23. SECTION 22: Standing orders

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    24. SECTION 23: Power to call for witnesses and documents

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    25. SECTION 24: Witnesses and documents: notice

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

    26. SECTION 25: Witnesses and documents: offences

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    27. SECTION 26: Witnesses and documents: general

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    28. SECTION 27: Participation of the Scottish Law Officers

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    29. SECTION 28: Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    30. SECTION 29: Legislative competence

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    31. SECTION 30: Legislative competence: supplementary

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    32. SECTION 31: Scrutiny of Bills before introduction

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    33. SECTION 32: Submission of Bills for Royal Assent

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    34. SECTION 33: Scrutiny of Bills by the Judicial Committee

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    35. SECTION 34: references

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    36. SECTION 35: Power to intervene in certain cases

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    37. SECTION 36: Stages of Bills

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

    38. SECTION 37: Acts of Union

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

    39. SECTION 38: Letters Patent and proclamations

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    40. SECTION 39: Members’ interests

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    41. SECTION 40: Proceedings by or against the Parliament etc.

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    42. SECTION 41: Defamatory statements

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    43. SECTION 42: Contempt of Court

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    44. SECTION 43: Corrupt practices

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

    45. Part II: the Scottish Administration

      1. SECTION 44: The Scottish Executive

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      2. SECTION 45: The First Minister

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      3. SECTION 46: Choice of the First Minister

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      4. SECTION 47: Ministers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Background

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      5. SECTION 48: The Scottish Law Officers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      6. SECTION 49: Junior Scottish Ministers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      7. SECTION 50: Validity of acts of Scottish Ministers etc.

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      8. SECTION 51: The Civil Service

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      9. SECTION 52: Exercise of functions

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      10. SECTION 53: General transfer of functions

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      11. SECTION 54: Devolved competence

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      12. SECTION 55: Functions exercisable with agreement

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      13. SECTION 56: Shared powers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      14. SECTION 57: Community law and Convention rights

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      15. SECTION 58: Power to prevent or require action

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      16. SECTION 59: Property and liabilities of the Scottish Ministers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      17. SECTION 60: Transfers to the Scottish Ministers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      18. SECTION 61: Property and liabilities of the Lord Advocate and the First Minister

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      19. SECTION 62: Transfers to the Lord Advocate

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      20. SECTION 63: Power to transfer functions

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

    46. Part III: Financial Provisions

      1. SECTION 64: Scottish Consolidated Fund

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      2. SECTION 65: Payments out of the Fund

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      3. SECTION 66: Borrowing by the Scottish Ministers, etc.

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      4. SECTION 67: Lending by the Secretary of State

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      5. SECTION 68: Borrowing by public bodies

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      6. SECTION 69: The Auditor General for Scotland

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      7. SECTION 70: Financial control, accounts and audit

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      8. SECTION 71: Existing debt

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      9. SECTION 72: Accounts of loans to the Scottish Ministers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

    47. Part IV: the Tax Varying Power

      1. SECTION 73: Power to fix basic rate for Scottish taxpayers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      2. SECTION 74: Supplemental provision with respect to resolutions

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      3. SECTION 75: Scottish taxpayers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      4. SECTION 76: Changes to income tax structure

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      5. SECTION 77: Accounting for additional Scottish tax

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      6. SECTION 78: Effect of tax reduction for Scottish taxpayers

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      7. SECTION 79: Supplemental powers to modify enactments

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      8. SECTION 80: Reimbursement of expenses

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

    48. Part V: Miscellaneous and General

      1. SECTION 81: Remuneration of members of the Parliament and Executive

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Background

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      2. SECTION 82: Limits on salaries of members of the Parliament

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      3. SECTION 83: Remuneration: supplementary

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      4. SECTION 84: Oaths

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      5. SECTION 85: Exemption from jury service

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      6. SECTION 86: Scottish representation at Westminster

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      7. SECTION 87: The Advocate General for Scotland

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      8. SECTION 88: Cross-border public authorities: initial status

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      9. SECTION 89: Power to adapt etc. cross-border public authorities

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      10. SECTION 90: Power to transfer property of cross-border public authorities

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      11. SECTION 91: Maladministration

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      12. SECTION 92: Queen’s Printer for Scotland

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      13. SECTION 93: Agency arrangements

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      14. SECTION 94: Private legislation

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      15. SECTION 95: Appointment and removal of judges

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      16. SECTION 96: Provision of information to the Treasury

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Details of Provisions

      17. SECTION 97: Assistance for opposition parties

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      18. SECTION 98: Devolution issues

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      19. SECTION 99: Rights and liabilities of the Crown in different capacities

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. General

        4. Details of Provisions

      20. SECTION 100: Human rights

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      21. Section 101: Interpretation of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

      22. SECTION 102: Powers of courts or tribunals to vary retrospective decisions

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      23. SECTION 103: The Judicial Committee

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      24. SECTION 104: Power to make provision consequential on legislation of, or scrutinised by, the Parliament

        1. General

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      25. SECTION 105 - Power to make provision consequential on this Act

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      26. SECTION 106: Power to adapt functions

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      27. SECTION 107: Legislative power to remedy ultra vires acts

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      28. SECTION 108: Agreed redistribution of functions exercisable by the Scottish Ministers etc.

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      29. SECTION 109: Agreed redistribution of property and liabilities

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

      30. SECTION 110: Scottish taxpayers for social security purposes

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      31. SECTION 111: Regulation of Tweed and Esk fisheries

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details

    49. Part VI: Supplementary

      1. SECTION 112: Subordinate legislation: general

        1. General

        2. Details of Provisions

  4. Powers to Make Subordinate Legislation

    1. SECTION 113: Subordinate legislation: scope of powers

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Details of provisions

    2. SECTION 114: Subordinate legislation: particular provisions

      1. General

      2. Details of provisions

    3. SECTION 115: Subordinate legislation: procedure

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Details of provisions

    4. SECTION 116: Transfer of property: supplementary

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Details of Provisions

    5. SECTION 117: Ministers of the Crown

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    6. SECTION 118: Subordinate instruments

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    7. SECTION 119: Consolidated Fund, etc.

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    8. SECTION 120: Accounts and audit

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

    9. SECTION 121: Requirements to lay reports etc. before Parliament

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    10. SECTION 122: Crown land

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Details of Provisions

    11. SECTION 123: Stamp duty

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Details of Provisions

    12. SECTION 124: Modification of sections 94 and 117 to 122

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Detail of Provisions

    13. SECTION 125: Amendments and repeals

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

    14. SECTION 126: Interpretation

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

    15. SECTION 127: Index of defined expressions

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

    16. SECTION 128: Expenses

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Details of Provisions

    17. SECTION 129: Transitional provisions etc.

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

    18. SECTION 130: Commencement

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

      5. Purpose and Effect

      6. General

      7. Details of Provisions

    19. SECTION 132: Short title

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

  5. Schedules

    1. SCHEDULE 1: Constituencies, Regions and Regional Members

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

      5. Reports of the Boundary Commission

      6. Notices

      7. Local Inquiries

      8. The Rules

    2. SCHEDULE 2: Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

    3. SCHEDULE 3: Standing orders: further provisions

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

    4. SCHEDULE 4: Enactments protected from modification

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

        1. Part I: The protected provisions

        2. Part II: General exceptions

        3. Part III: Consequential modification of sections 53 and 54

    5. Schedule 5

      1. Derivations

      2. Executive Devolution and Advice to The Queen

      3. Agency Arrangements

      4. Residual Functions

      5. Reserved Matters

      6. General

      7. Interpretative provisions

      8. TABLE OF RESERVED MATTERS

      9. Part I: General Reservations

        1. Paragraphs 1 to 5: The Constitution

          1. Purpose and Effect

          2. Detail of Provisions

            1. Paragraph 1: Constitution

              1. Parliamentary Consideration

            2. Paragraph 2: Functions

              1. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Paragraph 3: Crown Property

              1. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Paragraph: 4 Crown’s private property

              1. Parliamentary Consideration

            5. Paragraph 5: Scottish Seal

              1. Parliamentary Consideration

              2. Advice to The Queen

        2. Part I, Paragraph 6: Political Parties

          1. Purpose and Effect

          2. Parliamentary Consideration

          3. Details of Provisions

        3. Part I, Paragraph 7: Foreign affairs,

          1. Purpose and Effect

          2. Parliamentary Consideration

          3. Details of Provisions

            1. Reservation

            2. Exceptions

          4. Executive devolution

        4. Part I, Paragraph 8: Public Service

          1. Purpose and Effect

          2. General

          3. Details of Provisions

            1. Reservation

            2. Exceptions

        5. Schedule 5, Part I, Paragraph 9: Defence

          1. Purpose and Effect

          2. General

          3. Parliamentary Consideration

          4. Details of Provisions

            1. Reservation

          5. Executive Devolution

        6. Schedule 5, Part I, Paragraph 10: Treason

          1. Purpose and Effect

          2. General

          3. Details of Provisions

      10. Part II: Specific Reservations

      11. Part II: Preliminary paragraphs

        1. Head A: Financial and Economic Matters

          1. Section A1: Fiscal, Economic and Monetary Policy

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exception

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Executive Devolution

          2. Section A2: The Currency

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

          3. Section A3: Financial Services

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exception

            4. Executive Devolution

            5. Advice to The Queen

          4. Section A4: Financial Markets

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

          5. Section A5: Money Laundering

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Details of Provisions

        2. Head B - Home Affairs

          1. Section B1: Misuse of Drugs

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive devolution

          2. Section B2: Data Protection

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

          3. Section B3: Elections

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Agency Arrangements

          4. Section B4: Firearms

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

            5. Executive Devolution

          5. Section B5: Entertainment

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

          6. Section B6: Immigration and Nationality

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

          7. Section B7: Scientific Procedures on Live Animals

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

          8. Section B8: National Security, Interception of Communications, Official Secrets and Terrorism

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

          9. Section B9: Betting, Gaming and Lotteries

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

          10. Section B10: Emergency Powers

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

            4. Executive Devolution

          11. Section B11: Extradition

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Competence

          12. Section B12: Lieutenancies

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

            4. Executive Devolution

            5. Advice to The Queen

          13. Section B13: Access to information

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Details of Provisions

        3. Head C: Trade and Industry

          1. Section C1: Business Associations

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

          2. Section C2: Insolvency

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

          3. Section C3: Competition

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exception

              3. Interpretation

            5. Executive Devolution

          4. Section C4: Intellectual Property

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exception

            4. Executive devolution

            5. Residual Functions

          5. Section C5: Import and Export Control

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

            4. Exceptions

          6. Section C6: Sea Fishing

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Details of Provisions

            3. Exception

            4. Parliamentary Consideration

            5. Executive Devolution

            6. Agency Arrangements

          7. Section C7: Consumer Protection

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

          8. Section C8: Product Standards, Safety and Liability

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

            4. Agency Arrangements

          9. Section C9: Weights and Measures

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

          10. Section C10: Telecommunications and Wireless Telegraphy

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Exception

            6. Executive Devolution

          11. Section C11: Posts

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

          12. Section C12: Research Councils

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

          13. Section C13: Designation of Assisted Areas

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

          14. Section C14: Industrial Development Advisory Board

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

          15. Section C15: Protection of Trading and Economic Interests

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

          16. Section D1: Electricity

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exception

            5. Executive devolution

          17. Section D2: Oil and Gas

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions from Reservation

            5. Executive devolution

          18. Section D3: Coal

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions from Reservation

          19. Section D4: Nuclear Energy

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

            5. Executive devolution

            6. Residual Functions

          20. Section D5: Energy Conservation

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exception

          21. Section E1: Road Transport

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provisions

            4. Reservation

            5. Exceptions

            6. Executive Devolution

            7. Residual Functions

        4. SECTIONS

          1. Section E2: Rail Transport

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provision

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

            4. Executive Devolution

          2. Section E3: Marine Transport

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

            4. Executive Devolution

          3. Section E4: Air Transport

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

            4. Executive Devolution

          4. Section E5: Miscellaneous Transport Matters

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

            3. Executive Devolution

          5. Section F1: Social Security Schemes

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. First Reservation

              2. Second Reservation

              3. Third Reservation

              4. Fourth reservation

              5. Illustrations of reservation

              6. Exceptions from reservation

              7. Interpretation

            5. Executive Devolution

          6. Section F2: Child Support

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Exception

            6. Executive Devolution

          7. Section F3: Occupational and Personal Pensions

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. First reservation

              2. Second reservation

              3. Third reservation

              4. Fourth reservation

              5. Fifth reservation

            5. Interpretation

            6. Executive Devolution

          8. Section F4: War Pensions

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Illustrations of reservation

            4. Interpretation

          9. Section G1: Architects

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

          10. Section G2: Health Professions

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exceptions

            4. Executive Devolution

            5. Advice to The Queen

          11. Section G3: Auditors

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Details of Provisions

          12. Section H1: Employment and Industrial Relations

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

              2. Exception

            4. Executive Devolution

          13. Section H2: Health and Safety

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

            4. Interpretation

            5. Agency arrangements

          14. Section H3: Job Search and Support

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Exceptions

            6. Executive Devolution

          15. Section J1: Abortion

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

          16. Section J2: Xenotransplantation

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

          17. Section J3: Embryology, Surrogacy and Genetics

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. First reservation

              2. Second reservation

              3. Third reservation

            5. Executive Devolution

          18. Section J4: Medicines and Poisons

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. First reservation

              2. Second reservation

            5. Executive Devolution

            6. Residual Functions

          19. Section J5: Welfare Foods

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Executive Devolution

            6. Agency Arrangements

          20. Section K1: Broadcasting

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

            4. Executive Devolution

            5. Advice to The Queen

          21. Section K2: Public Lending Right

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

          22. Section K3: Government Indemnity Scheme

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

          23. Section K4: Property Accepted in Satisfaction of Tax

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

            4. Executive Devolution

          24. Section L1: Judicial Remuneration

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

              1. Reservation

          25. Section L2: Equal Opportunities

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. Parliamentary Consideration

            3. Reservation

            4. Exceptions

            5. Executive Devolution

          26. Section L3: Control of Weapons

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

          27. Section L4: Ordnance Survey

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Details of Provisions

          28. Section L5: Time

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

            5. Exception from Reservation

            6. Advice to The Queen

          29. Section L6: Outer Space

            1. Purpose and Effect

            2. General

            3. Parliamentary Consideration

            4. Details of Provisions

      12. Part III: General provisions

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Detail of Provisions

          1. Paragraphs 1 and 2: Scottish public authorities

          2. Paragraph 3: Reserved bodies

          3. Paragraph 4: Financial Assistance to Industry

          4. Paragraph 5: Interpretation

    6. SCHEDULE 6: Devolution Issues

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. General

      3. Parliamentary Consideration

      4. Details of Provisions

        1. Part 1 - Preliminary

        2. Part 2: Proceedings in Scotland

        3. Part 3: Proceedings in England and Wales

        4. Part 4: Proceedings in Northern Ireland

        5. Part 5: General

    7. SCHEDULE 7: Procedure for Subordinate Legislation

      1. Parliamentary Consideration

      2. Details of Provisions

      1. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 1: Public Revenue (Scotland) Act 1833

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      2. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 2: Crown Suits (Scotland) Act 1857

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      3. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 3: Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      4. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 4: Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      5. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 5: Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      6. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 6: United Nations Act 1946

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

      7. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 7: Crown Proceedings Act 1947

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. General

        4. Details of Provisions

      8. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 8: Public Registers and Records (Scotland) Act 1948

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      9. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 9: Lands Tribunal Act 1949

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      10. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 10: Defamation Act 1952

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      11. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 11: Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      12. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 12: Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      13. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 13: Pensions (Increase) Act 1971

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

      14. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 14: Superannuation Act 1972

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

      15. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 15: European Communities Act 1972

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      16. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 16: Interpretation Act 1978

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      17. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 17: Education (Scotland) Act 1980

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      18. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 17: Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

      19. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 19: Mental Health Act 1983

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      20. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 20: National Audit Act 1983

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      21. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 21: Tourism (Overseas Promotion) (Scotland) Act 1984

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

      22. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 22: Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      23. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 23: Insolvency Act 1986

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      24. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 24: Public Order Act 1986

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      25. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 25: Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      26. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 26: Official Secrets Act 1989

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Parliamentary Consideration

        3. Details of Provisions

      27. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 27: Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. Details of Provisions

      28. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 28: European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      29. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 29: Scottish Land Court Act 1993

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      30. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 30: Value Added Tax Act 1994

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      31. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 31: Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      32. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 32: Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

        4. Details of Provisions

      33. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 33: Defamation Act 1996

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Details of Provisions

      34. SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 34: Damages Act 1996

        1. Purpose and Effect

        2. General

        3. Parliamentary Consideration

    8. SCHEDULE 9: Repeals

      1. Purpose and Effect

      2. Parliamentary Consideration

      3. Details of Provisions

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