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Scotland Act 1998

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Head B – Home Affairs
  • B1. Misuse of drugs[Section B1.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971,

    (b)

    sections 12 to 14 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (substances useful for manufacture of controlled drugs), and

    (c)

    Part V of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (drug trafficking) and, so far as relating to drug trafficking, the Proceeds of Crime (Scotland) Act 1995.

  • B2. Data protection[Section B2.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Data Protection Act 1998, and

    (b)

    Council Directive 95/46/EC (protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data).

    Interpretation

    If any provision of the Data Protection Act 1998 is not in force on the principal appointed day, it is to be treated for the purposes of this reservation as if it were.

  • B3. Elections[Section B3.]

    Elections for membership of the House of Commons, the European Parliament and the Parliament, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978,

    (b)

    the Representation of the People Act 1983 and the Representation of the People Act 1985, and

    (c)

    the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986,

    so far as those enactments apply, or may be applied, in respect of such membership.

    The franchise at local government elections.

  • B4. Firearms[Section B4.]

    The subject-matter of the Firearms Acts 1968 to 1997.

  • B5. Entertainment[Section B5.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Video Recordings Act 1984, and

    (b)

    sections 1 to 3 and 5 to 16 of the Cinemas Act 1985 (control of exhibitions).

    The classification of films for public exhibition by reference to their suitability for viewing by persons generally or above a particular age, with or without any advice as to the desirability of parental guidance.

  • B6. Immigration and nationality[Section B6.]

    Nationality; immigration, including asylum and the status and capacity of persons in the United Kingdom who are not British citizens; free movement of persons within the European Economic Area; issue of travel documents.

  • B7.Scientific procedures on live animals[Section B7.]

    The subject-matter of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

  • B8. National security, interception of communications, official secrets and terrorism[Section B8.]

    National security.

    The interception of communications; but not the subject-matter of Part III of the Police Act 1997 (authorisation to interfere with property etc.) or surveillance not involving interference with property.

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Official Secrets Acts 1911 and 1920, and

    (b)

    the Official Secrets Act 1989, except so far as relating to any information, document or other article protected against disclosure by section 4(2) (crime) and not by any other provision of sections 1 to 4.

    Special powers, and other special provisions, for dealing with terrorism.

  • B9. Betting, gaming and lotteries[Section B9.]

    Betting, gaming and lotteries.

  • B10. Emergency powers[Section B10.]

    Emergency powers.

  • B11. Extradition[Section B11.]

    Extradition.

  • B12. Lieutenancies[Section B12.]

    The subject-matter of the Lieutenancies Act 1997.

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