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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This section modifies references to a Minister of the Crown in any pre-commencement

enactment and in other instruments or other documents to read as, or to include, references to the Scottish Ministers so far as may be necessary for the purpose of, or in consequence of, the exercise of a function within devolved competence by a member of the Scottish Executive.

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