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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This section modifies any provision in a pre-commencement enactment which provides for any report to be laid before the Westminster Parliament or either House of that Parliament in the case where the report concerns Scottish functions (as defined in section 119). It makes provision to ensure that these reports are laid before the Scottish Parliament instead of or as well as the Houses of Parliament.

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