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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This Schedule makes further detailed provision relating to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB), which is established by section 21.  This Schedule covers the membership, property, staff, powers, proceedings and Crown status of the SPCB.  The SPCB will carry out the functions conferred on it by the Scotland Act and may have additional functions conferred on it by other enactments.  It will carry out its functions under directions issued by the Parliament.

There were various transitional provisions made relating to the administration of the Parliament by the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Administration of the Parliament) Order 1999  (S.I. 1999/1098). In particular, in the period from 1 June 1999 to 1 April 2002 (or such earlier date as the SPCB may notify), the Secretary of State or, after 1 July 1999, the Scottish Ministers, were required to provide the SPCB with such staff and services as the SPCB may request. Most of the staff and all of the services are now provided directly by the SPCB.

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