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General provisionU.K.

1(1)Subordinate legislation (or a statutory instrument containing it) under a provision listed in the left-hand column is subject to the type of procedure in the right-hand column.U.K.

(2)This paragraph is subject to paragraphs 3 and 4.

Provision of the ActType of procedure
Section 2(1)Type C
[F1Section 2(2B) Type L]
Section 12(1)

[F2Type L]

[F3Section 12A

Type C]

Section 15Type D
Section 18(5)Type J
Section 30Type A

[F4Section 30A]

[F4Type C ]

Section 35Type I
Section 38Type J
Section 56(2)Type G

[F5Section 57(4)]

[F5Type C]

Section 58Type I
Section 60Type G
Section 62Type G
Section 63Type A
Section 64(5)Type K
[F6Section 65A Type K]

[F7Section 66(5)

Type E]

Section 67A(2)

Type E

Section 67(3)Type E
Section 71(6)Type K
Section 79Type E

[F8Section 80B

Type A]

[F9Section 80G(1), (1A) or (2)

Type E

Section 80G(1B)

Type K]

Section 88Type I
Section 89Type F
Section 90Type F

[F10Section 90B

Type C]

Section 93Type H
[F11Section 96AType C]
Section 97 [F12Type D]
F13. . . F13. . .
Section 104Type G
Section 105Type G
Section 106Type G
Section 107Type G
Section 108Type A
Section 109Type H
Section 110(1)Type C
Section 110(2)Type I
Section 111Type A

[F14Section 113(12)

Type A]

Section 116(9)Type G
Section 124(1)Type G
Section 126(2)Type B
Section 126(8)Type H
Section 129(1)Type G
Schedule 2, paragraph 2Type G
Schedule 2, paragraph 7Type H

[F15Schedule 5, Part 3, paragraph 2A

Type A]

Notes

  • The entry for section 58 does not apply to an instrument containing an order merely revoking an order under subsection (1) of that section.

  • The entry for section 79, in relation to an instrument containing an order which makes only such provision as is mentioned in section 79(3), is to be read as referring to type K instead of type E.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(2) inserted (18.5.2017) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 5(8), 72(4)(a); S.I. 2017/608, reg. 2(1)(c)

F2Words in Sch. 7 para. 1 substituted (1.7.2015) by Scotland Act 2012 (c. 11), ss. 3(3)(a), 44(5); S.I. 2015/682, art. 2(b) (with saving in S.I. 2015/683, art. 2)

F3Words in Sch. 7 para. 1 inserted (1.7.2015) by Scotland Act 2012 (c. 11), ss. 3(3)(b), 44(5); S.I. 2015/682, art. 2(b) (with saving in S.I. 2015/683, art. 2)

F4Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(2) inserted (26.6.2018 for specified purposes) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(3)(d), Sch. 3 para. 24(2) (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37)

F5Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(2) inserted (26.6.2018 for specified purposes) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(3)(e), Sch. 3 para. 24(3) (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37)

F6Sch. 7 para. 1(2) entry inserted (1.4.2017) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 67(3), 72(5); S.I. 2016/1178, reg. 2(c)

F7Words in Sch. 7 para. 1 inserted (12.12.2014) by Scotland Act 2012 (c. 11), ss. 32(12), 44(4)(b); S.I. 2014/3250, art. 2

F8Words in Sch. 7 para. 1 inserted (1.7.2012) by Scotland Act 2012 (c. 11), ss. 23(6), 44(2)(b)

F9Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(2) inserted (17.7.2014) by Finance Act 2014 (c. 26), Sch. 38 para. 16(10)(b)

F10Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(2) inserted (23.3.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 36(5), 72(1)(b)

F11Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(2) inserted (1.4.2017) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 21(3), 72(5); S.I. 2016/1178, reg. 2(b)

F12Words in Sch. 7 para. 1 substituted (18.5.2017) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 12(3), 72(4)(a); S.I. 2017/608, reg. 2(1)(j)

F13Sch. 7 para. 1(2) table: entry relating to section 103(3)(a) and (b) repealed (1.10.2009) by Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4), ss. 40(4), 146, 148(1), Sch. 9 para. 107, Sch. 18 Pt. 5; S.I. 2009/1604, art. 2

F14Words in Sch. 7 para. 1 inserted (31.10.2012) by Scotland Act 2012 (c. 11), ss. 39(4), 44(5); S.I. 2012/2516, art. 2(e)

F15Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(2) inserted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 39(2), 72(7)

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