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Scotland Act 1998

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Subsection (1) provides that any references to a Minister of the Crown or government department in any provision about the application of any pre-commencement enactment to Crown land should be read as including the Scottish Ministers and the Lord Advocate.

It also provides that references in such provisions to a Minister of the Crown or government department having the management of the land includes any member of the Scottish Executive having the management of the land.  This ensures that provisions in existing enactments applying to Crown land also apply in relation to land belonging to or being managed by members of the Scottish Executive.

Subsection (2) defines “Crown land” as having the meaning given by section 242 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, that is land in which there is a Crown interest which means an interest belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Crown or to a government department or held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a government department.

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