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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This section provides for the establishment of an office of Queen’s Printer for Scotland (QPS).  The QPS will be responsible for exercising the functions of the Queen’s Printer in relation to Acts of the Scottish Parliament and subordinate legislation and any other statutory functions conferred on the QPS.  The QPS also has the function of exercising all rights and privileges of Her Majesty in respect of copyright in Acts of the Scottish Parliament, devolved subordinate legislation and other “Scottish works” including works made by the Scottish Administration and existing works made in the exercise of functions which will be exercisable by the Scottish Administration.  The QPS is part of the Scottish Administration..

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