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Scotland Act 1998

Paragraph 1: Constitution

Paragraph 1 provides that certain aspects of the Constitution are reserved matters.  These aspects are:

(a)

the Crown, including the succession to the Crown and a regency;

(b)

the Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England;

(c)

the Parliament of the United Kingdom;

(d)

the continued existence of the High Court of Justiciary as a criminal court of first instance and of appeal; and

(e)

the continued existence of the Court of Session as a civil court of first instance and of appeal.

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Paragraphs 2-5 provide for exceptions to be made from this basic reservation and clarify the scope of what is excepted and what is reserved.

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