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Scotland Act 1998

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This section enables Her Majesty, by Order in Council, subject to the agreement of both the Westminster and the Scottish Parliament, to provide for functions exercisable by a member of the Scottish Executive to be transferred to a Minister of the Crown.  It also enables such functions to be made exercisable concurrently with a Minister of the Crown or subject to special requirements

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