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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This amendment is intended to ensure that a promoter of private legislation may not apply for a provisional order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 where the powers sought are wholly within the competence of the Scottish Parliament.  Such powers should be sought from the Scottish Parliament under whatever private legislation procedure it provides.

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