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Scotland Act 1998

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Reservations

Head A – Financial and Economic Matters
  • A1. Fiscal, economic and monetary policy[Section A1.]

    Fiscal, economic and monetary policy, including the issue and circulation of money, taxes and excise duties, government borrowing and lending, control over United Kingdom public expenditure, the exchange rate and the Bank of England.

    Exception

  • Local taxes to fund local authority expenditure (for example, council tax and non-domestic rates).

  • A2. The currency[Section A2.]

    Coinage, legal tender and bank notes.

  • A3. Financial services[Section A3.]

    Financial services, including investment business, banking and deposit-taking, collective investment schemes and insurance.

    Exception

    The subject-matter of section 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (bank holidays).

  • A4. Financial markets[Section A4.]

    Financial markets, including listing and public offers of securities and investments, transfer of securities and insider dealing.

  • A5. Money laundering[Section A5.]

    The subject-matter of the Money Laundering Regulations 1993, but in relation to any type of business.

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.

Head C – Trade and Industry
  • C1. Business associations[Section C1.]

    The creation, operation, regulation and dissolution of types of business association.

    Exceptions

    The creation, operation, regulation and dissolution of—

    (a)

    particular public bodies, or public bodies of a particular type, established by or under any enactment, and

    (b)

    charities.

    Interpretation

    “Business association” means any person (other than an individual) established for the purpose of carrying on any kind of business, whether or not for profit; and “business” includes the provision of benefits to the members of an association.

  • C2. Insolvency[Section C2.]

    In relation to business associations—

    (a)

    the modes of, the grounds for and the general legal effect of winding up, and the persons who may initiate winding up,

    (b)

    liability to contribute to assets on winding up,

    (c)

    powers of courts in relation to proceedings for winding up, other than the power to sist proceedings,

    (d)

    arrangements with creditors, and

    (e)

    procedures giving protection from creditors.

    Preferred or preferential debts for the purposes of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985, the Insolvency Act 1986, and any other enactment relating to the sequestration of the estate of any person or to the winding up of business associations, the preference of such debts against other such debts and the extent of their preference over other types of debt.

    Regulation of insolvency practitioners.

    Co-operation of insolvency courts.

    Exceptions

    In relation to business associations—

    (a)

    the process of winding up, including the person having responsibility for the conduct of a winding up or any part of it, and his conduct of it or of that part,

    (b)

    the effect of winding up on diligence, and

    (c)

    avoidance and adjustment of prior transactions on winding up.

    Floating charges and receivers, except in relation to preferential debts, regulation of insolvency practitioners and co-operation of insolvency courts.

    Interpretation

    “Business association” has the meaning given in Section C1 of this Part of this Schedule, but does not include any person whose estate may be sequestrated under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 or any public body established by or under an enactment.

    “Winding up”, in relation to business associations, includes winding up of solvent, as well as insolvent, business associations.

  • C3. Competition[Section C3.]

    Regulation of anti-competitive practices and agreements; abuse of dominant position; monopolies and mergers.

    Exception

    Regulation of particular practices in the legal profession for the purpose of regulating that profession or the provision of legal services.

    Interpretation

    “The legal profession” means advocates, solicitors and qualified conveyancers and executry practitioners within the meaning of Part II of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990.

  • C4. Intellectual property[Section C4.]

    Intellectual property.

    Exception

    The subject-matter of Parts I and II of the Plant Varieties Act 1997 (plant varieties and the Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal).

  • C5. Import and export control[Section C5.]

    The subject-matter of the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939.

    Prohibition and regulation of the import and export of endangered species of animals and plants.

    Exceptions

    Prohibition and regulation of movement into and out of Scotland of—

    (a)

    food, animals, animal products, plants and plant products for the purposes of protecting human, animal or plant health, animal welfare or the environment or observing or implementing obligations under the Common Agricultural Policy, and

    (b)

    animal feeding stuffs, fertilisers and pesticides for the purposes of protecting human, animal or plant health or the environment.

  • C6. Sea fishing[Section C6.]

    Regulation of sea fishing outside the Scottish zone (except in relation to Scottish fishing boats).

    Interpretation

    “Scottish fishing boat” means a fishing vessel which is registered in the register maintained under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and whose entry in the register specifies a port in Scotland as the port to which the vessel is to be treated as belonging.

  • C7. Consumer protection[Section C7.]

    Regulation of—

    (a)

    the sale and supply of goods and services to consumers,

    (b)

    guarantees in relation to such goods and services,

    (c)

    hire-purchase, including the subject-matter of Part III of the Hire-Purchase Act 1964,

    (d)

    trade descriptions, except in relation to food,

    (e)

    misleading and comparative advertising, except regulation specifically in relation to food, tobacco and tobacco products,

    (f)

    price indications,

    (g)

    trading stamps,

    (h)

    auctions and mock auctions of goods and services, and

    (i)

    hallmarking and gun barrel proofing.

    Safety of, and liability for, services supplied to consumers.

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Hearing Aid Council Act 1968,

    (b)

    the Unsolicited Goods and Services Acts 1971 and 1975,

    (c)

    Parts I to III and XI of the Fair Trading Act 1973,

    (d)

    the Consumer Credit Act 1974,

    (e)

    the Estate Agents Act 1979,

    (f)

    the Timeshare Act 1992,

    (g)

    the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, and

    (h)

    the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

    Exception

    The subject-matter of section 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990 (food safety and consumer protection).

  • C8. Product standards, safety and liability[Section C8.]

    Technical standards and requirements in relation to products in pursuance of an obligation under Community law.

    Product safety and liability.

    Product labelling.

    Exceptions

    Food, agricultural and horticultural produce, fish and fish products, seeds, animal feeding stuffs, fertilisers and pesticides.

    In relation to food safety, materials which come into contact with food.

  • C9. Weights and measures[Section C9.]

    Units and standards of weight and measurement.

    Regulation of trade so far as involving weighing, measuring and quantities.

  • C10. Telecommunications and wireless telegraphy[Section C10.]

    Telecommunications and wireless telegraphy.

    Internet services.

    Electronic encryption.

    The subject-matter of Part II of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (electromagnetic disturbance).

    Exception

    The subject-matter of Part III of the Police Act 1997 (authorisation to interfere with property etc.).

  • C11. Post Office, posts and postal services[Section C11.]

    The Post Office, posts (including postage stamps, postal orders and postal packets) and regulation of postal services.

  • C12. Research Councils[Section C12.]

    Research Councils within the meaning of the Science and Technology Act 1965.

    The subject-matter of section 5 of that Act (funding of scientific research) so far as relating to Research Councils.

  • C13. Designation of assisted areas[Section C13.]

    The subject-matter of section 1 of the Industrial Development Act 1982.

  • C14. Industrial Development Advisory Board[Section C14.]

    The Industrial Development Advisory Board.

  • C15. Protection of trading and economic interests[Section C15.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    section 2 of the Emergency Laws (Re-enactments and Repeals) Act 1964 (Treasury power in relation to action damaging to economic position of United Kingdom),

    (b)

    Part II of the Industry Act 1975 (powers in relation to transfer of control of important manufacturing undertakings), and

    (c)

    the Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980.

Head D – Energy
  • D1. Electricity[Section D1.]

    Generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity.

    The subject-matter of Part II of the Electricity Act 1989.

    Exception

    The subject-matter of Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

  • D2. Oil and gas[Section D2.]

    Oil and gas, including—

    (a)

    the ownership of, exploration for and exploitation of deposits of oil and natural gas,

    (b)

    the subject-matter of section 1 of the Mineral Exploration and Investment Grants Act 1972 (contributions in connection with mineral exploration) so far as relating to exploration for oil and gas,

    (c)

    offshore installations and pipelines,

    (d)

    the subject-matter of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 (including section 5 (deemed planning permission)) so far as relating to pipelines within the meaning of section 65 of that Act,

    (e)

    the application of Scots law and the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts in relation to offshore activities,

    (f)

    pollution relating to oil and gas exploration and exploitation, but only outside controlled waters (within the meaning of section 30A(1) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974),

    (g)

    the subject-matter of Part II of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 so far as relating to oil and gas exploration and exploitation, but only in relation to activities outside such controlled waters,

    (h)

    restrictions on navigation, fishing and other activities in connection with offshore activities,

    (i)

    liquefaction of natural gas, and

    (j)

    the conveyance, shipping and supply of gas through pipes.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    sections 10 to 12 of the Industry Act 1972 (credits and grants for construction of ships and offshore installations),

    (b)

    the Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975, other than sections 3 to 7, and

    (c)

    Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

    The manufacture of gas.

    The conveyance, shipping and supply of gas other than through pipes.

  • D3. Coal[Section D3.]

    Coal, including its ownership and exploitation, deep and opencast coal mining and coal mining subsidence.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and

    (b)

    sections 53 (environmental duties in connection with planning) and 54 (obligation to restore land affected by coal-mining operations) of the Coal Industry Act 1994.

  • D4. Nuclear energy[Section D4.]

    Nuclear energy and nuclear installations, including—

    (a)

    nuclear safety, security and safeguards, and

    (b)

    liability for nuclear occurrences.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and

    (b)

    the Radioactive Substances Act 1993.

  • D5. Energy conservation[Section D5.]

    The subject-matter of the Energy Act 1976, other than section 9.

    Exception

    The encouragement of energy efficiency other than by prohibition or regulation.

Head E – Transport
  • E1. Road transport[Section E1.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) Act 1952,

    (b)

    the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 and the Transport Act 1985, so far as relating to public service vehicle operator licensing,

    (c)

    section 17 (traffic regulation on special roads), section 25 (pedestrian crossings), Part V (traffic signs) and Part VI (speed limits) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984,

    (d)

    the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988,

    (e)

    the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994,

    (f)

    the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995, and

    (g)

    the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995.

    Regulation of proper hours or periods of work by persons engaged in the carriage of passengers or goods by road.

    The conditions under which international road transport services for passengers or goods may be undertaken.

    Regulation of the instruction of drivers of motor vehicles.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of sections 39 and 40 (road safety information and training) and 157 to 159 (payments for treatment of traffic casualties) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

  • E2. Rail transport[Section E2.]

    Provision and regulation of railway services.

    Rail transport security.

    The subject-matter of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987.

    The subject-matter of the Railway Heritage Act 1996.

    Exceptions

    Grants so far as relating to railway services; but this exception does not apply in relation to—

    (a)

    the subject-matter of section 63 of the Railways Act 1993 (government financial assistance where railway administration orders made),

    (b)

    “railway services” as defined in section 82(1)(b) of the Railways Act 1993 (carriage of goods by railway), or

    (c)

    the subject-matter of section 136 of the Railways Act 1993 (grants and subsidies).

    Interpretation

    “Railway services” has the meaning given by section 82 of the Railways Act 1993 (excluding the wider meaning of “railway” given by section 81(2) of that Act).

  • E3. Marine transport[Section E3.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Coastguard Act 1925,

    (b)

    the Hovercraft Act 1968, except so far as relating to the regulation of noise and vibration caused by hovercraft,

    (c)

    the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971,

    (d)

    section 2 of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 (prohibition on approaching dangerous wrecks),

    (e)

    the Merchant Shipping (Liner Conferences) Act 1982,

    (f)

    the Dangerous Vessels Act 1985,

    (g)

    the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990, other than Part I (aviation security),

    (h)

    the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992,

    (i)

    the Merchant Shipping Act 1995,

    (j)

    the Shipping and Trading Interests (Protection) Act 1995, and

    (k)

    sections 24 (implementation of international agreements relating to protection of wrecks), 26 (piracy) and 27 and 28 (international bodies concerned with maritime matters) of the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997.

    Navigational rights and freedoms.

    Financial assistance for shipping services which start or finish or both outside Scotland.

    Exceptions

    Ports, harbours, piers and boatslips, except in relation to the matters reserved by virtue of paragraph (d), (f), (g) or (i).

    Regulation of works which may obstruct or endanger navigation.

    The subject-matter of the Highlands and Islands Shipping Services Act 1960 in relation to financial assistance for bulk freight services.

  • E4. Air transport[Section E4.]

    Regulation of aviation and air transport, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Carriage by Air Act 1961,

    (b)

    the Carriage by Air (Supplementary Provisions) Act 1962,

    (c)

    the Carriage by Air and Road Act 1979 so far as relating to carriage by air,

    (d)

    the Civil Aviation Act 1982,

    (e)

    the Aviation Security Act 1982,

    (f)

    the Airports Act 1986, and

    (g)

    sections 1 (endangering safety at aerodromes) and 48 (powers in relation to certain aircraft) of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990,

    and arrangements to compensate or repatriate passengers in the event of an air transport operator’s insolvency.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of the following sections of the Civil Aviation Act 1982—

    (a)

    section 25 (Secretary of State’s power to provide aerodromes),

    (b)

    section 30 (provision of aerodromes and facilities at aerodromes by local authorities),

    (c)

    section 31 (power to carry on ancillary business in connection with local authority aerodromes),

    (d)

    section 34 (financial assistance for certain aerodromes),

    (e)

    section 35 (facilities for consultation at certain aerodromes),

    (f)

    section 36 (health control at Secretary of State’s aerodromes and aerodromes of Civil Aviation Authority), and

    (g)

    sections 41 to 43 and 50 (powers in relation to land exercisable in connection with civil aviation) where land is to be or was acquired for the purpose of airport development or expansion.

    The subject-matter of Part II (transfer of airport undertakings of local authorities), sections 63 and 64 (airport byelaws) and 66 (functions of operators of designated airports as respects abandoned vehicles) of the Airports Act 1986.

    The subject-matter of sections 59 (acquisition of land and rights over land) and 60 (disposal of compulsorily acquired land) of the Airports Act 1986 where land is to be or was acquired for the purpose of airport development or expansion.

  • E5. Other matters[Section E5.]

    Transport of radioactive material.

    Technical specifications for public passenger transport for disabled persons, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    section 125(7) and (8) of the Transport Act 1985 (Secretary of State’s guidance and consultation with the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee), and

    (b)

    Part V of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (public transport).

    Regulation of the carriage of dangerous goods.

    Interpretation

    “Radioactive material” has the same meaning as in section 1(1) of the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991.

Head F – Social Security
  • F1. Social security schemes[Section F1.]

    Schemes supported from central or local funds which provide assistance for social security purposes to or in respect of individuals by way of benefits.

    Requiring persons to—

    (a)

    establish and administer schemes providing assistance for social security purposes to or in respect of individuals, or

    (b)

    make payments to or in respect of such schemes,

    and to keep records and supply information in connection with such schemes.

    The circumstances in which a person is liable to maintain himself or another for the purposes of the enactments relating to social security and the Child Support Acts 1991 and 1995.

    The subject-matter of the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.

    Illustrations

    National Insurance; Social Fund; administration and funding of housing benefit and council tax benefit; recovery of benefits for accident, injury or disease from persons paying damages; deductions from benefits for the purpose of meeting an individual’s debts; sharing information between government departments for the purposes of the enactments relating to social security; making decisions for the purposes of schemes mentioned in the reservation and appeals against such decisions.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of Part II of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (social welfare services), section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (provision of welfare services), section 50 of the Children Act 1975 (payments towards maintenance of children), section 15 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (industrial injuries benefit), and sections 22 (promotion of welfare of children in need), 29 and 30 (advice and assistance for young persons formerly looked after by local authorities) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

    Interpretation

    “Benefits” includes pensions, allowances, grants, loans and any other form of financial assistance.

    Providing assistance for social security purposes to or in respect of individuals includes (among other things) providing assistance to or in respect of individuals—

    (a)

    who qualify by reason of old age, survivorship, disability, sickness, incapacity, injury, unemployment, maternity or the care of children or others needing care,

    (b)

    who qualify by reason of low income, or

    (c)

    in relation to their housing costs or liabilities for local taxes.

  • F2. Child support[Section F2.]

    The subject-matter of the Child Support Acts 1991 and 1995.

    Exception

    The subject-matter of sections 1 to 7 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 (aliment).

    Interpretation

    If section 30(2) of the Child Support Act 1991 (collection of payments other than child support maintenance) is not in force on the principal appointed day, it is to be treated for the purposes of this reservation as if it were.

  • F3. Occupational and personal pensions[Section F3.]

    The regulation of occupational pension schemes and personal pension schemes, including the obligations of the trustees or managers of such schemes.

    Provision about pensions payable to, or in respect of, any persons, except—

    (a)

    the persons referred to in section 81(3),

    (b)

    in relation to a Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions, persons who are or have been a member of the public body, the holder of the public office, or a member of the staff of the body, holder or office.

    The subject-matter of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971.

    Schemes for the payment of pensions which are listed in Schedule 2 to that Act, except those mentioned in paragraphs 38A and 38AB.

    Where pension payable to or in respect of any class of persons under a public service pension scheme is covered by this reservation, so is making provision in their case—

    (a)

    for compensation for loss of office or employment, for their office or employment being affected by constitutional changes, or circumstances arising from such changes, in any territory or territories or for loss or diminution of emoluments, or

    (b)

    for benefits in respect of death or incapacity resulting from injury or disease.

    Interpretation

    “Pension” includes gratuities and allowances.

  • F4. War pensions[Section F4.]

    Schemes for the payment of pensions for or in respect of persons who have a disablement or have died in consequence of service as members of the armed forces of the Crown.

    The subject-matter of any scheme under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939, sections 3 to 5 and 7 of the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939 or section 1 of the Polish Resettlement Act 1947.

    Illustration

    The provision of pensions under the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983.

    Interpretation

    “Pension” includes grants, allowances, supplements and gratuities.

Head G – Regulation of the Professions
  • G1. Architects[Section G1.]

    Regulation of the profession of architect.

  • G2. Health professions[Section G2.]

    Regulation of the health professions.

    Exceptions

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    section 21 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (requirement of suitable experience for medical practitioners), and

    (b)

    section 25 of that Act (arrangements for the provision of general dental services), so far as it relates to vocational training and disciplinary proceedings.

    Interpretation

    “The health professions” means the professions regulated by—

    (a)

    the Pharmacy Act 1954,

    (b)

    the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960,

    (c)

    the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966,

    (d)

    the Medical Act 1983,

    (e)

    the Dentists Act 1984,

    (f)

    the Opticians Act 1989,

    (g)

    the Osteopaths Act 1993,

    (h)

    the Chiropractors Act 1994, and

    (i)

    the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997.

  • G3. Auditors[Section G3.]

    Regulation of the profession of auditor.

Head H – Employment
  • H1. Employment and industrial relations[Section H1.]

    Employment rights and duties and industrial relations, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969,

    (b)

    the Employment Agencies Act 1973,

    (c)

    the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979,

    (d)

    the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981,

    (e)

    the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992,

    (f)

    the Industrial Tribunals Act 1996,

    (g)

    the Employment Rights Act 1996, and

    (h)

    the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.

    Exception

    The subject-matter of the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949.

  • H2. Health and safety[Section H2.]

    The subject-matter of the following Parts of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974—

    (a)

    Part I (health, safety and welfare in connection with work, and control of dangerous substances) as extended or applied by section 36 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, sections 1 and 2 of the Offshore Safety Act 1992 and section 117 of the Railways Act 1993, and

    (b)

    Part II (the Employment Medical Advisory Service).

    Exception

    Public safety in relation to matters which are not reserved.

  • H3. Job search and support[Section H3.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944, and

    (b)

    the Employment and Training Act 1973, except so far as relating to training for employment.

    Exception

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    sections 8 to 10A of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (careers services), and

    (b)

    the following sections of Part I of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise)—

    (i)

    section 2(3)(c) (arrangements for the purpose of assisting persons to establish themselves as self-employed persons), and

    (ii)

    section 12 (disclosure of information).

Head J – Health and Medicines
  • J1. Abortion[Section J1.]

    Abortion.

  • J2. Xenotransplantation[Section J2.]

    Xenotransplantation.

  • J3. Embryology, surrogacy and genetics[Section J3.]

    Surrogacy arrangements, within the meaning of the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985, including the subject-matter of that Act.

    The subject-matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.

    Human genetics.

  • J4. Medicines, medical supplies and poisons[Section J4.]

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Medicines Act 1968, the Marketing Authorisations for Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulations 1994 and the Medicines for Human Use (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Regulations 1994,

    (b)

    the Poisons Act 1972, and

    (c)

    the Biological Standards Act 1975.

    Regulation of prices charged for medical supplies or medicinal products which (in either case) are supplied for the purposes of the health service established under section 1 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.

    Interpretation

    “Medical supplies” has the same meaning as in section 49(3) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.

    “Medicinal products” has the same meaning as in section 130(1) of the Medicines Act 1968.

  • J5. Welfare foods[Section J5.]

    Schemes made by regulations under section 13 of the Social Security Act 1988 (schemes for distribution of welfare foods).

Head K – Media and Culture
  • K1. Broadcasting[Section K1.]

    The subject-matter of the Broadcasting Act 1990 and the Broadcasting Act 1996.

    The British Broadcasting Corporation.

  • K2. Public lending right[Section K2.]

    The subject-matter of the Public Lending Right Act 1979.

  • K3. Government Indemnity Scheme[Section K3.]

    The subject-matter of sections 16 and 16A of the National Heritage Act 1980 (public indemnities for objects on loan to museums, art galleries, etc.).

  • K4. Property accepted in satisfaction of tax[Section K4.]

    The subject-matter of sections 8 and 9 of the National Heritage Act 1980 (payments to Inland Revenue in respect of property accepted in satisfaction of tax, and disposal of such property).

Head L – Miscellaneous
  • L1. Judicial remuneration[Section L1.]

    Determination of the remuneration of—

    (a)

    judges of the Court of Session,

    (b)

    sheriffs principal and sheriffs,

    (c)

    members of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, and

    (d)

    the Chairman of the Scottish Land Court.

  • L2. Equal opportunities[Section L2.]

    Equal opportunities, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Equal Pay Act 1970,

    (b)

    the Sex Discrimination Act 1975,

    (c)

    the Race Relations Act 1976, and

    (d)

    the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

    Exceptions

    The encouragement (other than by prohibition or regulation) of equal opportunities, and in particular of the observance of the equal opportunity requirements.

    Imposing duties on—

    (a)

    any office-holder in the Scottish Administration, or any Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions, to make arrangements with a view to securing that the functions of the office-holder or authority are carried out with due regard to the need to meet the equal opportunity requirements, or

    (b)

    any cross-border public authority to make arrangements with a view to securing that its Scottish functions are carried out with due regard to the need to meet the equal opportunity requirements.

    Interpretation

    “Equal opportunities” means the prevention, elimination or regulation of discrimination between persons on grounds of sex or marital status, on racial grounds, or on grounds of disability, age, sexual orientation, language or social origin, or of other personal attributes, including beliefs or opinions, such as religious beliefs or political opinions.

    “Equal opportunity requirements” means the requirements of the law for the time being relating to equal opportunities.

    “Scottish functions” means functions which are exercisable in or as regards Scotland and which do not relate to reserved matters.

  • L3. Control of weapons[Section L3.]

    Control of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

  • L4. Ordnance survey[Section L4.]

    The subject-matter of the Ordnance Survey Act 1841.

  • L5. Time[Section L5.]

    Timescales, time zones and the subject-matter of the Summer Time Act 1972.

    The calendar; units of time; the date of Easter.

    Exceptions

    The computation of periods of time.

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    section 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (bank holidays), and

    (b)

    the Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990.

  • L6. Outer space[Section L6.]

    Regulation of activities in outer space.

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