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Scotland Act 1998


What is excepted from the reservation is the creation, operation, regulation and dissolution of:


particular public bodies or public bodies of a particular type established by or under any enactment.  This is to ensure that the Scottish Parliament is able by or under any enactment to create and provide for the operation, regulation and dissolution of any public bodies for devolved purposes.  These might include a particular statutory body, or types of statutory bodies, such as local authorities or other bodies required to carry on activities within a devolved area such as in the fields of health, education, the environment, legal aid, arts, sport, urban regeneration.  This exception therefore permits the Parliament to establish public bodies for devolved purposes only: it would not permit the Parliament to establish bodies for purposes relating to any of the reserved matters; and


charities. This exception is required because business associations are defined in such a way as to catch any association carrying on a business, whether or not for profit. It would therefore catch charities. However, it is intended that the Scottish Parliament should be able to legislate to provide for how charities may be created, operated, regulated and dissolved under Scots law.

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