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Scotland Act 1998

SECTION 132: Short title.

Purpose and Effect

This section gives the short title of the Act.

General

The choice of short title reflects that of similar legislation in the past, such as the Scotland Act 1978 and the Wales Act 1978.

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Details of Provisions

The section provides that the Act may be cited as the Scotland Act 1998.

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