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Scotland Act 1998


Section 30 introduces Schedule 5 which defines the reserved matters. Schedule 5 has been amended by the following Orders in Council which have been made under section 30(2) of the Scotland Act up to September 2001, namely S.I. 1999/1749, 2000/1831, 2000/3252 and 2001/1456.

Schedule 5 is in three Parts.  Part I defines general reservations.  Part II sets out specific reservations arranged by Head and Section.  Part III consisted of general provisions and contains general explanatory and interpretative provisions.

The Schedule must be read as a whole.  Even though a matter is excepted from a reservation in one Section, it could be reserved at least in part by others.

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