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Scotland Act 1998

Agency arrangements

Article 6(2) of S.I. 1999/1749 provides for certain references in section 13 of the 1974 Act to Ministers to include a reference to the Scottish Ministers.  This allows the HSC and the Scottish Ministers to make arrangements for the HSC to perform functions on behalf of the Scottish Ministers (provided that the Secretary of State considers that they can appropriately be performed by the HSC). In that section, “functions” does not include the making of regulations or legislative instruments.

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