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Scotland Act 1998

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Section 53 transfers powers to the Scottish Ministers to make, confirm or approve subordinate legislation including certain types of subordinate legislation in the nature of private legislation, namely, special procedure orders and provisional orders.  Section 94 modifies existing enactments for those purposes, and also ensures that the powers to make or confirm provisional orders conferred by the 1936 Act are not transferred.

Section 28 gives the Scottish Parliament power to make laws for Scotland to be known as Acts of the Scottish Parliament.  It is inherent in this power that the Scottish Parliament is able to pass private Acts as well as public and general Acts, section 36(3) allows the Parliament to provide a modified Bill procedure for private Bills and section 94(2) allows the Parliament to make provision for special procedure orders.  The Scottish Parliament has  now made provision for Private Bills in its Standing Orders.

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