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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:


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


the Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England;


the Parliament of the United Kingdom;


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


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

Parliamentary Consideration

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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