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Scotland Act 1998

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Subsection (1) states that this section applies where a “pre-commencement enactment” makes provision for a report which concerns “Scottish functions” to be laid before one or both Houses of Parliament.

“Pre-commencement enactment” is defined in section 53(3) and “Scottish functions” is defined in section 119(1).

Subsection (2) requires the report to be laid instead before the Scottish Parliament if it concerns only Scottish functions.

Subsection (3) requires reports, in other cases, to be laid before the Scottish Parliament and one or both Houses of Parliament.

Subsection (4) provides a definition of the terms “report” and “Scottish functions”.

See also the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions)(Laying of Reports) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1594).

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