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Scotland Act 1998

Executive Devolution

The following functions have been included in the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1750).

The Firearms Act 1968 (c.27), sections 5 and 12(2).

The function of the Secretary of State to grant an authority to allow persons to possess prohibited weapons and ammunition, impose conditions under that authority and revoke an authority.

The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (c.45), sections 15  and 19 and the Schedule (other than paragraph 3(1)(a)).

The functions of the Secretary of State under section 15 in relation to approving certain rifle and pistol clubs.

All the functions conferred on the Secretary of State by the schedule to the Act (granting of Museums Firearms Licences which allow museums to hold firearms and ammunition without a certificate) except the function of determining a lesser amount of the fee for granting or renewing a licence.

The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 (c.5), section 7(3).

The function of making designations for the purposes of section 7(3) of the 1997 Act of a place at which a firearm is to be kept and used by virtue of a condition in a firearms certificate requiring it to be kept and used in such a place.

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