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Scotland Act 1998

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The section provides that references to a Minister of the Crown in any pre-commencement enactment or prerogative instrument, or other instrument or document should be read as being or including 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.

“Pre-commencement enactment” is defined in section 53(3).

This section has also been applied to those functions transferred to the Scottish Ministers by order under section 63.

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