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Scotland Act 1998

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The subject-matter of the Money Laundering Regulations 1993 (S.I. 1993/1933) is reserved.  Those Regulations provide a scheme of rules to regulate certain financial businesses so as to prevent money laundering.  The reservation is not however limited to financial businesses.

The Scottish Parliament is able to legislate on the criminal law generally, including the criminal law relating to money laundering.  The only exception to this concerns statutory offences involving money laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking which is reserved by Section B1 (Misuse of Drugs).

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