Search Legislation

Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This section modifies references in any pre-commencement enactment to the procedure in the Westminster Parliament to which certain subordinate legislation is subject so that it is subject to procedures in the Scottish Parliament rather than the Westminster Parliament.

It applies to subordinate legislation made, confirmed or approved by a member of the Scottish Executive (or certain other persons) within devolved competence. It also applies to subordinate legislation made by a Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions (whether or not within devolved competence) or by certain other persons within devolved competence, such as Her Majesty by Order in Council.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources