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Scotland Act 1998

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

SCHEDULES

Section 1.

SCHEDULE 1Constituencies, regions and regional members

General

1The constituencies for the purposes of this Act are—

(a)the Orkney Islands,

(b)the Shetland Islands, and

(c)the parliamentary constituencies in Scotland, except a parliamentary constituency including either of those islands.

2(1)There shall be eight regions for the purposes of this Act.

(2)Those regions shall be the eight European Parliamentary constituencies which were provided for by the [S.I. 1996/1926.] European Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1996.

(3)Seven regional members shall be returned for each region.

(4)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) are subject to any Order in Council under the [1986 c. 56.] Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (referred to in this Schedule as the 1986 Act), as that Act is extended by this Schedule.

Reports of Boundary Commission

3(1)This paragraph applies where the Boundary Commission for Scotland (referred to in this Schedule as the Commission) submit a report to the Secretary of State under section 3(1) or (3) of the 1986 Act recommending any alteration in any parliamentary constituencies.

(2)In the report the Commission shall recommend any alteration—

(a)in any of the regions, or

(b)in the number of regional members to be returned for any of the regions,

which, in their opinion, is required to be made in order to give effect to the rules in paragraph 7.

(3)If in the case of a report under section 3(1) or (3) of that Act the Commission do not make any recommendation within sub-paragraph (2), they shall in the report state that, in their opinion, no such alteration is required.

(4)A report making a recommendation for an alteration in any region shall state—

(a)the name by which the Commission recommend that the region should be known, and

(b)the number of regional members to be returned for the region.

(5)The Commission shall lay any report recommending any alteration in parliamentary constituencies before the Parliament.

4(1)An Order in Council under section 4 of the 1986 Act which has the effect of making any alteration in any constituency of the Parliament, or makes any alteration within paragraph 3(2), may come into force for the purposes of any election for membership of the Parliament on a different day from the day on which it comes into force for the purposes of any parliamentary election; and paragraph 1(c) shall be read accordingly.

(2)The coming into force of such an Order, so far as it has the effect of making any alteration in any constituency of the Parliament or makes any alteration within paragraph 3(2), shall not affect the return of any member of the Parliament, or its constitution, until the Parliament is dissolved.

Notices

5(1)Where the Commission have provisionally determined to make recommendations affecting any region, they shall publish in at least one newspaper circulating in the region a notice stating—

(a)the effect of the proposed recommendations and (except in a case where they propose to recommend that no alteration within paragraph 3(2) be made) that a copy of the recommendations is open to inspection at a specified place or places within the region, and

(b)that representations with respect to the proposed recommendations may be made to the Commission within one month after the publication of the notice;

and the Commission shall take into consideration any representations duly made in accordance with any such notice.

(2)Where the Commission revise any proposed recommendations after publishing notice of them under sub-paragraph (1), the Commission shall comply again with that sub-paragraph in relation to the revised recommendations, as if no earlier notice had been published.

Local inquiries

6(1)The Commission may, if they think fit, cause a local inquiry to be held in respect of any region.

(2)If, on the publication of a notice under paragraph 5(1) of a recommendation for any alteration within paragraph 3(2), the Commission receive any representation objecting to the proposed recommendation—

(a)from an interested authority, or

(b)from a body of electors numbering 500 or more,

the Commission shall not make the recommendation unless a local inquiry has been held in respect of the region since the publication of the notice.

(3)If a local inquiry was held in respect of the region before the publication of the notice under paragraph 5(1), sub-paragraph (2) shall not apply if the Commission, after considering the matters discussed at the local inquiry, the nature of the representations received on the publication of the notice and any other relevant circumstances, are of the opinion that a further local inquiry would not be justified.

(4)In this paragraph, in relation to any recommendation—

  • “interested authority” means the council for an area which is wholly or partly included in the region affected by the recommendation, and

  • “elector” means an elector for the purposes of an election for membership of the Parliament in any constituency included in the region.

(5)Sections 210(4) and (5) of the [1973 c. 65.] Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (attendance of witnesses at inquiries) shall apply in relation to any local inquiry held under this paragraph.

The rules

7(1)The rules referred to in paragraph 3 are:

1A constituency shall fall wholly within a region.

2The regional electorate of any region shall be as near the regional electorate of each of the other regions as is reasonably practicable having regard, where appropriate, to special geographical considerations.

3So far as reasonably practicable, the ratio which the number of regional member seats bears to the number of constituency member seats shall be 56 to 73.

4The number of regional member seats for a region shall be—

(a)one eighth of the total number of regional member seats, or

(b)(if that total number is not exactly divisible by eight) either one eighth of the highest number which is less than that total number and exactly divisible by eight or the number produced by adding one to one eighth of that highest number (as provided by sub-paragraphs (2) to (4)).

(2)If the total number of regional member seats is not exactly divisible by eight, the Commission shall calculate the difference between—

(a)the total number of regional member seats, and

(b)the highest number which is less than that total number and exactly divisible by eight,

and that is the number of residual seats to be allocated by the Commission.

(3)The Commission shall not allocate more than one residual seat for a region.

(4)The Commission shall divide the regional electorate for each region by the aggregate of—

(a)the number of constituencies in the region, and

(b)one eighth of the highest number which is less than the total number of regional member seats and exactly divisible by eight,

and, in allocating the residual seat or seats for a region or regions, shall have regard to the desirability of allocating the residual seat or seats to the region or regions for which that calculation produces the highest number or numbers.

8(1)For the purposes of any report of the Commission in relation to a region, the regional electorate is the number of persons—

(a)whose names appear on the enumeration date on the registers of local government electors, and

(b)who are registered at addresses within a constituency included in the region.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1), “the enumeration date” means the date on which the notice about the report is published in accordance with section 5(1) of the 1986 Act.

Section 21.

SCHEDULE 2Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Membership

1A person appointed under section 21(2)(b) shall hold office until another member of the Parliament is appointed in his place unless he previously resigns, ceases to be a member of the Parliament otherwise than by virtue of a dissolution or is removed from office by resolution of the Parliament.

Property

2(1)The corporation may hold property.

(2)Subordinate legislation may provide—

(a)for the transfer to the corporation of any property belonging to a Minister of the Crown or government department, or

(b)for the corporation to have such rights or interests in relation to any property belonging to a Minister of the Crown or government department as the person making the legislation considers appropriate (whether in connection with a transfer or otherwise).

(3)Subordinate legislation under sub-paragraph (2) in relation to any property may provide for the transfer to the corporation of any liabilities relating to the property to which a Minister of the Crown or government department is subject and which subsist immediately before the subordinate legislation comes into force.

(4)Subordinate legislation under sub-paragraph (2) may only be made if the person making the legislation considers it appropriate to do so to enable the corporation to exercise its functions or to facilitate their exercise or in connection with their exercise or proposed exercise.

Staff

3(1)The corporation shall appoint Assistant Clerks and may appoint other staff.

(2)The Clerk and other persons appointed by the corporation are referred to in this Act as the staff of the Parliament.

(3)It is for the corporation to determine the terms and conditions of appointment of the staff of the Parliament, including arrangements for the payment of pensions, gratuities or allowances to, or in respect of, any person who has ceased to be a member of the staff of the Parliament.

(4)In particular, the corporation may—

(a)make contributions or payments towards provision for such pensions, gratuities or allowances,

(b)establish and administer one or more pension schemes.

Powers

4(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the corporation may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of or in connection with the discharge of its functions.

(2)That includes, in particular—

(a)entering into contracts,

(b)charging for goods or services,

(c)investing sums not immediately required in relation to the discharge of its functions, and

(d)accepting gifts.

(3)The corporation may sell goods or provide services, and may make arrangements for the sale of goods or provision of services, to the public.

(4)The corporation may borrow sums in sterling by way of overdraft or otherwise for the purpose of meeting a temporary excess of expenditure over sums otherwise available to meet that expenditure.

(5)The corporation may borrow money only under sub-paragraph (4) and may borrow under that sub-paragraph only in accordance with the special or general approval of the Parliament.

Delegation

5The corporation may delegate any of its functions to the Presiding Officer or the Clerk.

Proceedings and business

6(1)The validity of any act of the corporation shall not be affected by any vacancy among the members, or by any defect in the appointment, or qualification for membership, of any member.

(2)The corporation may determine its own procedure.

(3)The Presiding Officer shall preside at meetings of the corporation, but the corporation may appoint another of its members to preside if the office of Presiding Officer is vacant or the Presiding Officer is for any reason unable to act.

Crown status

7(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for the corporation to be treated to any extent as a Crown body for the purposes of any enactment.

(2)In particular, the Order may for the purposes of any enactment provide—

(a)for employment under the corporation to be treated as employment under the corporation as a Crown body,

(b)for land held, used or managed by the corporation, or operations carried out by or on behalf of the corporation, to be treated (as the case may be) as land held, used or managed, or operations carried out by or on behalf of, the corporation as a Crown body.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph, “Crown body” means a body which is the servant or agent of the Crown, and includes a government department.

Section 22.

SCHEDULE 3Standing orders – further provision

Preservation of order

1(1)The standing orders shall include provision for preserving order in the proceedings of the Parliament, including provision for—

(a)preventing conduct which would constitute a criminal offence or contempt of court, and

(b)a sub judice rule.

(2)Such provision may provide for excluding a member of the Parliament from proceedings.

Withdrawal of rights and privileges

2The standing orders may include provision for withdrawing from a member of the Parliament his rights and privileges as a member.

Proceedings to be in public

3(1)The standing orders shall include provision requiring the proceedings of the Parliament to be held in public, except in such circumstances as the standing orders may provide.

(2)The standing orders may include provision as to the conditions to be complied with by any member of the public attending the proceedings, including provision for excluding from the proceedings any member of the public who does not comply with those conditions.

Reporting and publishing proceedings

4The standing orders shall include provision for reporting the proceedings of the Parliament and for publishing the reports.

The Presiding Officer and deputies

5The standing orders shall include provision for ensuring that the Presiding Officer and deputies do not all represent the same political party.

Committees

6(1)Standing orders which provide for the appointment of committees may include provision for those committees to have power to appoint sub-committees.

(2)The standing orders shall include provision for ensuring that, in appointing members to committees and sub-committees, regard is had to the balance of political parties in the Parliament.

(3)The standing orders may include provision for excluding from the proceedings of a committee or sub-committee a member of the Parliament who is not a member of the committee or sub-committee.

Crown interests

7The standing orders shall include provision for ensuring that a Bill containing provisions which would, if the Bill were a Bill for an Act of Parliament, require the consent of Her Majesty, the Prince and Steward of Scotland or the Duke of Cornwall shall not pass unless such consent has been signified to the Parliament.

Sections 29 and 53(4).

SCHEDULE 4Enactments etc. protected from modification

Part IThe protected provisions

Particular enactments

1(1)An Act of the Scottish Parliament cannot modify, or confer power by subordinate legislation to modify, any of the following provisions.

(2)The provisions are—

(a)Articles 4 and 6 of the [1706 c. 11.] Union with Scotland Act 1706 and of the [1707 c. 7(S).] Union with England Act 1707 so far as they relate to freedom of trade,

(b)the [1936 c. 52.] Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936,

(c)the following provisions of the [1972 c. 68.] European Communities Act 1972—

  • Section 1 and Schedule 1,

  • Section 2, other than subsection (2), the words following “such Community obligation” in subsection (3) and the words “subject to Schedule 2 to this Act” in subsection (4),

  • Section 3(1) and (2),

  • Section 11(2),

(d)paragraphs 5(3)(b) and 15(4)(b) of Schedule 32 to the [1980 c. 65.] Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (designation of enterprise zones),

(e)sections 140A to 140G of the [1992 c. 5.] Social Security Administration Act 1992 (rent rebate and rent allowance subsidy and council tax benefit),

(f)the [1998 c. 42.] Human Rights Act 1998.

The law on reserved matters

2(1)An Act of the Scottish Parliament cannot modify, or confer power by subordinate legislation to modify, the law on reserved matters.

(2)In this paragraph, “the law on reserved matters” means—

(a)any enactment the subject-matter of which is a reserved matter and which is comprised in an Act of Parliament or subordinate legislation under an Act of Parliament, and

(b)any rule of law which is not contained in an enactment and the subject-matter of which is a reserved matter,

and in this sub-paragraph “Act of Parliament” does not include this Act.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) applies in relation to a rule of Scots private law or Scots criminal law (whether or not contained in an enactment) only to the extent that the rule in question is special to a reserved matter or the subject-matter of the rule is—

(a)interest on sums due in respect of taxes or excise duties and refunds of such taxes or duties, or

(b)the obligations, in relation to occupational or personal pension schemes, of the trustees or managers.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3)(b) extends to cases where liabilities under orders made in matrimonial proceedings, or agreements made between the parties to a marriage, are to be satisfied out of assets of the scheme.

3(1)Paragraph 2 does not apply to modifications which—

(a)are incidental to, or consequential on, provision made (whether by virtue of the Act in question or another enactment) which does not relate to reserved matters, and

(b)do not have a greater effect on reserved matters than is necessary to give effect to the purpose of the provision.

(2)In determining for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b) what is necessary to give effect to the purpose of a provision, any power to make laws other than the power of the Parliament is to be disregarded.

This Act

4(1)An Act of the Scottish Parliament cannot modify, or confer power by subordinate legislation to modify, this Act.

(2)This paragraph does not apply to modifying sections 1(4), 17(5), 19(7), 21(5), 24(2), 28(5), 39(7), 40 to 43, 50, 69(3), 85 and 93 and paragraphs 4(1) to (3) and 6(1) of Schedule 2.

(3)This paragraph does not apply to modifying any provision of this Act (other than sections 64(7), 66(2), 71(7), 77, 78 and 119) which—

(a)charges any sum on the Scottish Consolidated Fund,

(b)requires any sum to be paid out of that Fund without further approval, or

(c)requires or authorises the payment of any sum into that Fund.

(4)This paragraph does not apply to any modifications of Part III which are necessary or expedient for the purpose or in consequence of the establishment of a new fund, in addition to the Scottish Consolidated Fund, out of which loans may be made by the Scottish Ministers.

(5)This paragraph does not apply to—

(a)modifying so much of any enactment as is modified by this Act,

(b)repealing so much of any provision of this Act as amends any enactment, if the provision ceases to have effect in consequence of any enactment comprised in or made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament.

Enactments modified by this Act

5An Act of the Scottish Parliament cannot modify, or confer power by subordinate legislation to modify—

(a)the effect of section 119(3) in relation to any provision of an Act of Parliament relating to judicial salaries,

(b)so much of any enactment as—

(i)is amended by paragraph 2, 7 or 32 of Schedule 8, and

(ii)relates to the Advocate General,

(c)so much of any enactment as is amended by paragraph 9(b) or 29 of Schedule 8.

Shared powers

6An Act of the Scottish Parliament cannot modify, or confer power by subordinate legislation to modify, any enactment so far as the enactment relates to powers exercisable by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of section 56.

Part IIGeneral exceptions

Restatement, etc.

7(1)Part I of this Schedule does not prevent an Act of the Scottish Parliament—

(a)restating the law (or restating it with such modifications as are not prevented by that Part), or

(b)repealing any spent enactment,

or conferring power by subordinate legislation to do so.

(2)For the purposes of paragraph 2, the law on reserved matters includes any restatement in an Act of the Scottish Parliament, or subordinate legislation under such an Act, of the law on reserved matters if the subject-matter of the restatement is a reserved matter.

Effect of Interpretation Act 1978

8Part I of this Schedule does not prevent the operation of any provision of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978.

Change of title etc.

9(1)Part I of this Schedule does not prevent an Act of the Scottish Parliament amending, or conferring power by subordinate legislation to amend, any enactment by changing—

(a)any of the titles referred to in sub-paragraph (2), or

(b)any reference to a declarator,

in consequence of any provision made by or under an Act of the Scottish Parliament.

(2)The titles are those of—

(a)any court or tribunal or any judge, chairman or officer of a court or tribunal,

(b)any holder of an office in the Scottish Administration which is not a ministerial office or any member of the staff of the Scottish Administration,

(c)any register.

Accounts and audit and maladministration

10Part I of this Schedule does not prevent an Act of the Scottish Parliament modifying, or conferring power by subordinate legislation to modify, any enactment for or in connection with the purposes of section 70 or 91.

Subordinate legislation

11(1)Part I of this Schedule does not prevent an Act of the Scottish Parliament modifying, or conferring power by subordinate legislation to modify, any enactment for or in connection with any of the following purposes.

(2)Those purposes are—

(a)making different provision in respect of the document by which a power to make subordinate legislation within sub-paragraph (3) is to be exercised,

(b)making different provision (or no provision) for the procedure, in relation to the Parliament, to which legislation made in the exercise of such a power (or the instrument or other document in which it is contained) is to be subject,

(c)applying any enactment comprised in or made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament relating to the documents by which such powers may be exercised.

(3)The power to make the subordinate legislation, or a power to confirm or approve the legislation, must be exercisable by—

(a)a member of the Scottish Executive,

(b)any Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions,

(c)any other person (not being a Minister of the Crown) within devolved competence.

Part IIIConsequential modification of sections 53 and 54

12(1)This paragraph applies to a function which (apart from this Schedule) would be transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53(2)(c).

(2)If, because of anything in Part I of this Schedule, a provision of an Act of the Scottish Parliament modifying an enactment so as to provide for the function to be exercisable by a different person would be outside the legislative competence of the Parliament, the function is not so transferred.

13(1)Paragraph 12 does not apply to any function conferred by any provision of—

(a)the [1972 c. 68.] European Communities Act 1972,

(b)the [1998 c. 42.] Human Rights Act 1998, except sections 1, 5, 14 to 17 and 22 of that Act,

(c)the law on reserved matters (for the purposes of paragraph 2) so far as contained in an enactment.

(2)For the purpose of determining—

(a)whether any function under any of the provisions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53, and

(b)the extent to which any such function (other than a function of making, confirming or approving subordinate legislation) is exercisable by them,

the references in section 54 to the legislative competence of the Parliament are to be read as if section 29(2)(c) were omitted.

(3)Part I of this Schedule does not prevent an Act of the Scottish Parliament modifying, or conferring power by subordinate legislation to modify, any of the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) so as to provide for a function transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 to be exercisable by a different person.

14If any pre-commencement enactment or prerogative instrument is modified by subordinate legislation under section 105, a function under that enactment or instrument (whether as it has effect before or after the modification) is not transferred by virtue of section 53 if the subordinate legislation provides that it is not to be so transferred.

Section 30.

SCHEDULE 5Reserved matters

Part IGeneral reservations

The Constitution

1The following aspects of the constitution are reserved matters, that is—

(a)the Crown, including succession to the Crown and a regency,

(b)the Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England,

(c)the Parliament of the United Kingdom,

(d)the continued existence of the High Court of Justiciary as a criminal court of first instance and of appeal,

(e)the continued existence of the Court of Session as a civil court of first instance and of appeal.

2(1)Paragraph 1 does not reserve—

(a)Her Majesty’s prerogative and other executive functions,

(b)functions exercisable by any person acting on behalf of the Crown, or

(c)any office in the Scottish Administration.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the reservation by paragraph 1 of honours and dignities or the functions of the Lord Lyon King of Arms so far as relating to the granting of arms; but this sub-paragraph does not apply to the Lord Lyon King of Arms in his judicial capacity.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the reservation by paragraph 1 of the management (in accordance with any enactment regulating the use of land) of the Crown Estate.

(4)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the reservation by paragraph 1 of the functions of the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Headquarters.

3(1)Paragraph 1 does not reserve property belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Crown or belonging to any person acting on behalf of the Crown or held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of any person acting on behalf of the Crown.

(2)Paragraph 1 does not reserve the ultimate superiority of the Crown or the superiority of the Prince and Steward of Scotland.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the reservation by paragraph 1 of—

(a)the hereditary revenues of the Crown, other than revenues from bona vacantia, ultimus haeres and treasure trove,

(b)the royal arms and standard,

(c)the compulsory acquisition of property held or used by a Minister of the Crown or government department.

4(1)Paragraph 1 does not reserve property held by Her Majesty in Her private capacity.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the reservation by paragraph 1 of the subject-matter of the Crown Private Estates Acts 1800 to 1873.

5Paragraph 1 does not reserve the use of the Scottish Seal.

Political parties

6The registration and funding of political parties is a reserved matter.

Foreign affairs etc.

7(1)International relations, including relations with territories outside the United Kingdom, the European Communities (and their institutions) and other international organisations, regulation of international trade, and international development assistance and co-operation are reserved matters.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not reserve—

(a)observing and implementing international obligations, obligations under the Human Rights Convention and obligations under Community law,

(b)assisting Ministers of the Crown in relation to any matter to which that sub-paragraph applies.

Public service

8(1)The Civil Service of the State is a reserved matter.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not reserve the subject-matter of—

(a)Part I of the Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 (appointment of sheriff clerks and procurators fiscal etc.),

(b)Part III of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933 (officers of the High Court of Justiciary and of the Court of Session).

Defence

9(1)The following are reserved matters—

(a)the defence of the realm,

(b)the naval, military or air forces of the Crown, including reserve forces,

(c)visiting forces,

(d)international headquarters and defence organisations,

(e)trading with the enemy and enemy property.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not reserve—

(a)the exercise of civil defence functions by any person otherwise than as a member of any force or organisation referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) to (d) or any other force or organisation reserved by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(a),

(b)the conferral of enforcement powers in relation to sea fishing.

Treason

10Treason (including constructive treason), treason felony and misprision of treason are reserved matters.

Part IISpecific reservations

Preliminary

1The matters to which any of the Sections in this Part apply are reserved matters for the purposes of this Act.

2A Section applies to any matter described or referred to in it when read with any illustrations, exceptions or interpretation provisions in that Section.

3Any illustrations, exceptions or interpretation provisions in a Section relate only to that Section (so that an entry under the heading “exceptions” does not affect any other Section).

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.

Part IIIGeneral provisions

Scottish public authorities

1(1)This Schedule does not reserve any Scottish public authority if some of its functions relate to reserved matters and some do not, unless it is a cross-border public authority.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) has effect as regards—

(a)the constitution of the authority, including its establishment and dissolution, its assets and liabilities and its funding and receipts,

(b)conferring or removing any functions specifically exercisable in relation to the authority.

(3)Sub-paragraph (2)(b) does not apply to any function which is specifically exercisable in relation to a particular function of the authority if the particular function relates to reserved matters.

(4)An authority to which this paragraph applies is referred to in this Act as a Scottish public authority with mixed functions.

2Paragraph 1 of Part I of this Schedule does not reserve any Scottish public authority with functions none of which relate to reserved matters (referred to in this Act as a Scottish public authority with no reserved functions).

Reserved bodies

3(1)The reservation of any body to which this paragraph applies has effect to reserve—

(a)its constitution, including its establishment and dissolution, its assets and liabilities and its funding and receipts,

(b)conferring functions on it or removing functions from it,

(c)conferring or removing any functions specifically exercisable in relation to it.

(2)This paragraph applies to—

(a)a body reserved by name by Part II of this Schedule,

(b)each of the councils reserved by Section C12 of that Part,

(c)the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the National Disability Council.

Financial assistance to industry

4(1)This Schedule does not reserve giving financial assistance to commercial activities for the purpose of promoting or sustaining economic development or employment.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)does not apply to giving financial assistance to any activities in pursuance of a power exercisable only in relation to activities which are reserved,

(b)does not apply to Part I of this Schedule, except paragraph 9, or to a body to which paragraph 3 of this Part of this Schedule applies,

(c)is without prejudice to the exceptions from the reservations in Sections E2 and E3 of Part II of this Schedule.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the question whether any matter other than financial assistance to which that sub-paragraph applies is reserved.

Interpretation

5(1)References in this Schedule to the subject-matter of any enactment are to be read as references to the subject-matter of that enactment as it has effect on the principal appointed day or, if it ceased to have effect at any time within the period ending with that day and beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, as it had effect immediately before that time.

(2)Subordinate legislation under section 129(1) may, in relation to the operation of this Schedule at any time before the principal appointed day, modify the references to that day in sub-paragraph (1).

Section 98.

SCHEDULE 6Devolution issues

Part IPreliminary

1In this Schedule “devolution issue” means—

(a)a question whether an Act of the Scottish Parliament or any provision of an Act of the Scottish Parliament is within the legislative competence of the Parliament,

(b)a question whether any function (being a function which any person has purported, or is proposing, to exercise) is a function of the Scottish Ministers, the First Minister or the Lord Advocate,

(c)a question whether the purported or proposed exercise of a function by a member of the Scottish Executive is, or would be, within devolved competence,

(d)a question whether a purported or proposed exercise of a function by a member of the Scottish Executive is, or would be, incompatible with any of the Convention rights or with Community law,

(e)a question whether a failure to act by a member of the Scottish Executive is incompatible with any of the Convention rights or with Community law,

(f)any other question about whether a function is exercisable within devolved competence or in or as regards Scotland and any other question arising by virtue of this Act about reserved matters.

2A devolution issue shall not be taken to arise in any proceedings merely because of any contention of a party to the proceedings which appears to the court or tribunal before which the proceedings take place to be frivolous or vexatious.

Part IIProceedings in Scotland

Application of Part II

3This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to devolution issues in proceedings in Scotland.

Institution of proceedings

4(1)Proceedings for the determination of a devolution issue may be instituted by the Advocate General or the Lord Advocate.

(2)The Lord Advocate may defend any such proceedings instituted by the Advocate General.

(3)This paragraph is without prejudice to any power to institute or defend proceedings exercisable apart from this paragraph by any person.

Intimation of devolution issue

5Intimation of any devolution issue which arises in any proceedings before a court or tribunal shall be given to the Advocate General and the Lord Advocate (unless the person to whom the intimation would be given is a party to the proceedings).

6A person to whom intimation is given in pursuance of paragraph 5 may take part as a party in the proceedings, so far as they relate to a devolution issue.

Reference of devolution issue to higher court

7A court, other than the House of Lords or any court consisting of three or more judges of the Court of Session, may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings (other than criminal proceedings) before it to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

8A tribunal from which there is no appeal shall refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings before it to the Inner House of the Court of Session; and any other tribunal may make such a reference.

9A court, other than any court consisting of two or more judges of the High Court of Justiciary, may refer any devolution issue which arises in criminal proceedings before it to the High Court of Justiciary.

References from superior courts to Judicial Committee

10Any court consisting of three or more judges of the Court of Session may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings before it (otherwise than on a reference under paragraph 7 or 8) to the Judicial Committee.

11Any court consisting of two or more judges of the High Court of Justiciary may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings before it (otherwise than on a reference under paragraph 9) to the Judicial Committee.

Appeals from superior courts to Judicial Committee

12An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by the Inner House of the Court of Session on a reference under paragraph 7 or 8 shall lie to the Judicial Committee.

13An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by—

(a)a court of two or more judges of the High Court of Justiciary (whether in the ordinary course of proceedings or on a reference under paragraph 9), or

(b)a court of three or more judges of the Court of Session from which there is no appeal to the House of Lords,

shall lie to the Judicial Committee, but only with leave of the court concerned or, failing such leave, with special leave of the Judicial Committee.

Part IIIProceedings in England and Wales

Application of Part III

14This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to devolution issues in proceedings in England and Wales.

Institution of proceedings

15(1)Proceedings for the determination of a devolution issue may be instituted by the Attorney General.

(2)The Lord Advocate may defend any such proceedings.

(3)This paragraph is without prejudice to any power to institute or defend proceedings exercisable apart from this paragraph by any person.

Notice of devolution issue

16A court or tribunal shall order notice of any devolution issue which arises in any proceedings before it to be given to the Attorney General and the Lord Advocate (unless the person to whom the notice would be given is a party to the proceedings).

17A person to whom notice is given in pursuance of paragraph 16 may take part as a party in the proceedings, so far as they relate to a devolution issue.

Reference of devolution issue to High Court or Court of Appeal

18A magistrates' court may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings (other than criminal proceedings) before it to the High Court.

19(1)A court may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings (other than criminal proceedings) before it to the Court of Appeal.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to—

(a)a magistrates' court, the Court of Appeal or the House of Lords, or

(b)the High Court if the devolution issue arises in proceedings on a reference under paragraph 18.

20A tribunal from which there is no appeal shall refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings before it to the Court of Appeal; and any other tribunal may make such a reference.

21A court, other than the House of Lords or the Court of Appeal, may refer any devolution issue which arises in criminal proceedings before it to—

(a)the High Court (if the proceedings are summary proceedings), or

(b)the Court of Appeal (if the proceedings are proceedings on indictment).

References from Court of Appeal to Judicial Committee

22The Court of Appeal may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings before it (otherwise than on a reference under paragraph 19, 20 or 21) to the Judicial Committee.

Appeals from superior courts to Judicial Committee

23An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by the High Court or the Court of Appeal on a reference under paragraph 18, 19, 20 or 21 shall lie to the Judicial Committee, but only with leave of the High Court or (as the case may be) the Court of Appeal or, failing such leave, with special leave of the Judicial Committee.

Part IVProceedings in Northern Ireland

Application of Part IV

24This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to devolution issues in proceedings in Northern Ireland.

Institution of proceedings

25(1)Proceedings for the determination of a devolution issue may be instituted by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

(2)The Lord Advocate may defend any such proceedings.

(3)This paragraph is without prejudice to any power to institute or defend proceedings exercisable apart from this paragraph by any person.

Notice of devolution issue

26A court or tribunal shall order notice of any devolution issue which arises in any proceedings before it to be given to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland and the Lord Advocate (unless the person to whom the notice would be given is a party to the proceedings).

27A person to whom notice is given in pursuance of paragraph 26 may take part as a party in the proceedings, so far as they relate to a devolution issue.

Reference of devolution issue to Court of Appeal

28A court, other than the House of Lords or the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, may refer any devolution issue which arises in any proceedings before it to the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland.

29A tribunal from which there is no appeal shall refer any devolution issue which arises in any proceedings before it to the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland; and any other tribunal may make such a reference.

References from Court of Appeal to Judicial Committee

30The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings before it (otherwise than on a reference under paragraph 28 or 29) to the Judicial Committee.

Appeals from Court of Appeal to Judicial Committee

31An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on a reference under paragraph 28 or 29 shall lie to the Judicial Committee, but only with leave of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland or, failing such leave, with special leave of the Judicial Committee.

Part VGeneral

Proceedings in the House of Lords

32Any devolution issue which arises in judicial proceedings in the House of Lords shall be referred to the Judicial Committee unless the House considers it more appropriate, having regard to all the circumstances, that it should determine the issue.

Direct references to Judicial Committee

33The Lord Advocate, the Advocate General, the Attorney General or the Attorney General for Northern Ireland may require any court or tribunal to refer to the Judicial Committee any devolution issue which has arisen in proceedings before it to which he is a party.

34The Lord Advocate, the Attorney General, the Advocate General or the Attorney General for Northern Ireland may refer to the Judicial Committee any devolution issue which is not the subject of proceedings.

35(1)This paragraph applies where a reference is made under paragraph 34 in relation to a devolution issue which relates to the proposed exercise of a function by a member of the Scottish Executive.

(2)The person making the reference shall notify a member of the Scottish Executive of that fact.

(3)No member of the Scottish Executive shall exercise the function in the manner proposed during the period beginning with the receipt of the notification under sub-paragraph (2) and ending with the reference being decided or otherwise disposed of.

(4)Proceedings relating to any possible failure by a member of the Scottish Executive to comply with sub-paragraph (3) may be instituted by the Advocate General.

(5)Sub-paragraph (4) is without prejudice to any power to institute proceedings exercisable apart from that sub-paragraph by any person.

Expenses

36(1)A court or tribunal before which any proceedings take place may take account of any additional expense of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) in deciding any question as to costs or expenses.

(2)In deciding any such question, the court or tribunal may award the whole or part of the additional expense as costs or (as the case may be) expenses to the party who incurred it (whatever the decision on the devolution issue).

(3)The additional expense is any additional expense which the court or tribunal considers that any party to the proceedings has incurred as a result of the participation of any person in pursuance of paragraph 6, 17 or 27.

Procedure of courts and tribunals

37Any power to make provision for regulating the procedure before any court or tribunal shall include power to make provision for the purposes of this Schedule including, in particular, provision—

(a)for prescribing the stage in the proceedings at which a devolution issue is to be raised or referred,

(b)for the sisting or staying of proceedings for the purpose of any proceedings under this Schedule, and

(c)for determining the manner in which and the time within which any intimation or notice is to be given.

Interpretation

38Any duty or power conferred by this Schedule to refer a devolution issue to a court shall be construed as a duty or (as the case may be) power to refer the issue to the court for decision.

Section 115.

SCHEDULE 7Procedure for subordinate legislation

General provision

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.

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

Provision of the ActType of procedure

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.

Section 2(1)Type C
Section 12(1)Type C
Section 15Type D
Section 18(5)Type J
Section 30Type A
Section 35Type I
Section 38Type J
Section 56(2)Type G
Section 58Type I
Section 60Type G
Section 62Type G
Section 63Type A
Section 64(5)Type K
Section 67(3)Type E
Section 71(6)Type K
Section 79Type E
Section 88Type I
Section 89Type F
Section 90Type F
Section 93Type H
Section 97Type A
Section 103(3)(a) and (b)Type I
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
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

Types of procedure

2The types of procedure referred to in this Schedule are—

  • Type A: No recommendation to make the legislation is to be made to Her Majesty in Council unless a draft of the instrument —

    (a)

    has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament, and

    (b)

    has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Parliament.

  • Type B: No recommendation to make the legislation is to be made to Her Majesty in Council unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.

  • Type C: No Minister of the Crown is to make the legislation unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.

  • Type D: No recommendation to make the legislation is to be made to Her Majesty in Council unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Parliament.

  • Type E: No Minister of the Crown is to make the legislation unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the House of Commons.

  • Type F: The instrument containing the legislation, if made without a draft having been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament and of the Parliament, shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of—

    (a)

    a resolution of either House, or

    (b)

    a resolution of the Parliament.

  • Type G: The instrument containing the legislation, if made without a draft having been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament, shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House.

  • Type H: The instrument containing the legislation shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of—

    (a)

    a resolution of either House of Parliament, or

    (b)

    a resolution of the Parliament.

  • Type I: The instrument containing the legislation shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

  • Type J: The instrument containing the legislation shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Parliament.

  • Type K: The instrument containing the legislation shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Commons.

Special cases

3(1)This paragraph applies if—

(a)the instrument containing the legislation would, apart from this paragraph, be subject to the type F, G, H, I or K procedure, and

(b)the legislation contains provisions which add to, replace or omit any part of the text of an Act.

(2)Where this paragraph applies—

(a)instead of the type F procedure, the type A procedure shall apply,

(b)instead of the type G procedure, the type B or (as the case may be) C procedure shall apply,

(c)instead of the type H procedure, the type A procedure shall apply,

(d)instead of the type I procedure, the type B or (as the case may be) C procedure shall apply,

(e)instead of the type K procedure, the type E procedure shall apply.

4If legislation under section 129(1) makes provision as mentioned in section 112(2) then, instead of the type G procedure, the type D procedure shall apply.

5(1)An instrument containing an Order in Council or order under an open power which revokes, amends or re-enacts subordinate legislation under an open power may (in spite of section 14 of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978) be subject to a different procedure under this Schedule from the procedure to which the instrument containing the original legislation was subject.

(2)An instrument containing an Order in Council under section 89 or 90 which revokes, amends or re-enacts an Order under either section may (in spite of section 14 of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978) be subject to a different procedure under this Schedule from the procedure to which the instrument containing the original Order was subject.

Section 125.

SCHEDULE 8Modifications of enactments

Public Revenue (Scotland) Act 1833 (c. 13)

1In section 2 of the Public Revenue (Scotland) Act 1833 (regulation of Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer), for “Treasury” in both places there is substituted “Scottish Ministers”.

Crown Suits (Scotland) Act 1857 (c. 44)

2(1)The Crown Suits (Scotland) Act 1857 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 1 (Crown suits may be brought by or against Lord Advocate)—

(a)after “Crown” there is inserted “(including the Scottish Administration)”, and

(b)for “Her Majesty’s Advocate for the time being” there is substituted “the appropriate Law Officer”.

(3)In section 2 (authority of Crown required)—

(a)for “Her Majesty’s Advocate” there is substituted “the appropriate Law Officer”, and

(b)after “Majesty” there is inserted “of the part of the Scottish Administration”.

(4)In section 3 (absence of authority cannot be founded upon), for “Her Majesty’s Advocate” there is substituted “the appropriate Law Officer”.

(5)After section 4 there is inserted—

4AMeaning of “the appropriate Law Officer”

In this Act “the appropriate Law Officer” means—

(a)the Lord Advocate, where the action, suit or proceeding is on behalf of or against any part of the Scottish Administration, and

(b)the Advocate General for Scotland, in any other case.

(6)In section 5 (change of Lord Advocate not to affect proceedings)—

(a)for “Her Majesty’s Advocate” there is substituted “the Lord Advocate or the Advocate General for Scotland”, and

(b)for “the office of Her Majesty’s Advocate” there is substituted “that office”.

Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 (c. 35)

3(1)The Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 1(2) (appointment etc. of procurator fiscal), “with the consent of the Treasury” is omitted.

(3)In section 2 (appointment of sheriff clerk and procurator fiscal deputes), “with the consent of the Treasury as to numbers and salaries” is omitted.

(4)In section 3 (whole-time sheriff clerks and procurators fiscal and deputes), “and in either case with the consent of the Treasury” is omitted.

(5)In section 5 (whole-time clerks), “with the consent of the Treasury as to numbers and salaries” is omitted.

(6)In section 12 (prosecutions at instance of procurator fiscal), “after consultation with the Treasury” is omitted.

Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933 (c. 41)

4In the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933, in sections 24(7) and 25 (officers of Court of Session etc.), “and shall be exercised on nomination by the Lord Advocate” is omitted.

Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 (c. 52)

5In section 1 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 (application for provisional order: notices), after subsection (4) there is added—

(5)This section shall not apply where any public authority or any persons desire to obtain parliamentary powers the conferring of which is wholly within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

United Nations Act 1946 (c. 45)

6In section 1 of the United Nations Act 1946 (measures to give effect to decisions of Security Council), in subsection (4), for the words following “shall” there is substituted forthwith after it is made be laid—

(a)before Parliament; and

(b)if any provision made by the Order would, if it were included in an Act of the Scottish Parliament, be within the legislative competence of that Parliament, before that Parliament.

Crown Proceedings Act 1947 (c. 44)

7(1)The Crown Proceedings Act 1947 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 38(2) (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “His Majesty’s aircraft”, after “Kingdom” there is inserted “or the Scottish Administration”,

(b)in the definition of “His Majesty’s ships”, after “Kingdom” there is inserted “or the Scottish Administration” and after “said Government” there is inserted “or Administration”, and

(c)in the definition of “officer”, after “Minister of the Crown” there is inserted “and a member of the Scottish Executive”.

(3)In section 40 (savings)—

(a)in subsection (2), after “in the United Kingdom”, in each place where those words appear, there is inserted “or the Scottish Administration”, and

(b)after subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)A certificate of the Scottish Ministers to the effect that—

(a)any alleged liability of the Crown arises otherwise than in respect of the Scottish Administration,

(b)any proceedings by the Crown are proceedings otherwise than in right of the Scottish Administration,

shall, for the purposes of this Act, be conclusive as to that matter.

(4)In the proviso to section 44 (remit from sheriff court to Court of Session on Lord Advocate’s certificate)—

(a)for “Lord Advocate” there is substituted “appropriate Law Officer”, and

(b)at the end there is inserted— In this proviso, “the appropriate Law Officer” means—

(a)the Lord Advocate, where the proceedings are against any part of the Scottish Administration, and

(b)the Advocate General for Scotland, in any other case.

(5)In section 50 (application to Scotland of section 35), subsection (2) of section 35 as substituted for Scotland is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (d)—

(i)after “Crown” there is inserted “in right of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom”,

(ii)for “Lord Advocate” there is substituted “Advocate General for Scotland”, and

(iii)after “department”, in the second place where it appears, there is inserted—

(i)shall not be entitled to avail itself of any set-off or counterclaim if the subject matter thereof relates to the Scottish Administration, and

(ii), and

(b)after that paragraph there is inserted—

(e)a part of the Scottish Administration, in any proceedings against that part or against the Lord Advocate on its behalf, shall not be entitled to avail itself of any set-off or counterclaim if the subject matter thereof relates to another part of the Scottish Administration or to the Crown in right of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom.

(6)In section 51(2) (application to Scotland of section 38), in paragraph (ii), after “Lord Advocate” there is inserted “or the Advocate General for Scotland”.

Public Registers and Records (Scotland) Act 1948 (c. 57)

8In section 1(1) of the Public Registers and Records (Scotland) Act 1948 (appointment etc. of Keeper of the Registers and Keeper of the Records), for “Secretary of State” there is substituted “Scottish Ministers”.

Lands Tribunal Act 1949 (c. 42)

9In section 2 of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 (members etc. of Lands Tribunal for Scotland)—

(a)in subsection (9)—

(i)after “effect” there is inserted “with the omission of subsection (8) and”, and

(ii)in paragraph (a), for “(8)” there is substituted “(7)”, and

(b)after that subsection there is inserted—

(10)The remuneration of members of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland shall be charged on the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

Defamation Act 1952 (c. 66)

10In section 10 of the Defamation Act 1952 (limitation on privilege at elections), after “local government authority” there is inserted “to the Scottish Parliament”.

Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (c. 11 (N.I.))

11In section 10(2) of the Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (limitation on privilege at elections), after “Parliament of the United Kingdom” there is inserted “or to the Scottish Parliament”.

Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 49)

12In section 1(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (power of Secretary of State to appoint Registrar General), for “Secretary of State” there is substituted “Scottish Ministers”.

Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 (c. 56)

13In Part II of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 (official pensions out of local funds), before paragraph 39 there is inserted—

Scottish Parliament and Scottish Executive

38ABA pension payable under a scheme established by virtue of section 81(4)(b) of, or paragraph 3(4)(b) of Schedule 2 to, the Scotland Act 1998.

Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)

14In section 1(6) of the Superannuation Act 1972 (superannuation as respects civil servants etc.), for “or the Consolidated Fund” there is substituted “the Consolidated Fund or the Scottish Consolidated Fund”.

European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68)

15(1)The European Communities Act 1972 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 2 (general implementation of Treaties)—

(a)references to a statutory power or duty include a power or duty conferred by an Act of the Scottish Parliament or an instrument made under such an Act, and

(b)references to an enactment include an enactment within the meaning of this Act.

(3)In relation to regulations made by the Scottish Ministers, or an Order in Council made on the recommendation of the First Minister, under section 2—

(a)in subsection (2), “designated” in the first sentence, and the second sentence, shall be disregarded,

(b)references to an Act of Parliament shall be read as references to an Act of the Scottish Parliament, and

(c)paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 shall have effect as if the references to each, or either, House of Parliament were to the Scottish Parliament.

(4)In section 3(4) (evidence), references to a government department include any part of the Scottish Administration.

Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

16(1)The Interpretation Act 1978 is amended as follows.

(2)After section 23 there is inserted—

23AActs of the Scottish Parliament etc

(1)This Act applies in relation to an Act of the Scottish Parliament and an instrument made under such an Act only to the extent provided in this section.

(2)Except as provided in subsection (3) below, sections 15 to 18 apply to—

(a)an Act of the Scottish Parliament as they apply to an Act,

(b)an instrument made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament as they apply to subordinate legislation.

(3)In the application of those sections to an Act and to subordinate legislation—

(a)references to an enactment include an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament, and

(b)the reference in section 17(2)(b) to subordinate legislation includes an instrument made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament.

(4)In the application of section 20 to an Act and to subordinate legislation, references to an enactment include an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament.

(3)In Schedule 1 (words and expressions defined), the following definitions are inserted in the appropriate places—

“Act” means an Act of Parliament.

“Enactment” does not include an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament.

Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44)

17In section 135(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (interpretation), in the definition of “Her Majesty’s inspectors”, “on the recommendation of the Secretary of State” is omitted.

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

18(1)Section 46 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (domicile and seat of the Crown) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (3), after paragraph (a) there is inserted—

(aa)the Crown in right of the Scottish Administration has its seat in, and in every place in, Scotland,.

(3)In subsection (7), after “Kingdom” there is inserted “, the Scottish Administration”.

Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

19In section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (members of the House of Commons suffering from mental illness), after subsection (7), there is added—

(8)This section also has effect in relation to members of the Scottish Parliament but as if—

(a)any references to the House of Commons or the Speaker were references to the Scottish Parliament or (as the case may be) the Presiding Officer, and

(b)subsection (7) were omitted.

National Audit Act 1983 (c. 44)

20Sections 6 and 7 of the National Audit Act 1983 (value for money studies) shall not apply in relation to—

(a)the Scottish Administration or any part of it, or

(b)any Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions.

Tourism (Overseas Promotion) (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 4)

21In section 1 of the Tourism (Overseas Promotion) (Scotland) Act 1984 (power of Scottish Tourist Board to promote tourism in Scotland outside UK), subsection (2) is omitted.

Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)

22For section 1 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 there is substituted—

1Accountant in Bankruptcy

(1)The Accountant in Bankruptcy shall be appointed by the Scottish Ministers.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may appoint a member of the staff of the Accountant in Bankruptcy to be Depute Accountant in Bankruptcy to exercise all of the functions of the Accountant in Bankruptcy at any time when the Accountant in Bankruptcy is unable to do so.

Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

23(1)The Insolvency Act 1986 is amended as follows.

(2)Anything directed to be done, or which may be done, to or by—

(a)the registrar of companies in Scotland by virtue of any of the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (3), or

(b)the assistant registrar of friendly societies for Scotland by virtue of any of those provisions as applied (with or without modification) in relation to friendly societies, industrial and provident societies or building societies,

shall, or (as the case may be) may, also be done to or by the Accountant in Bankruptcy.

(3)Those provisions are: sections 53(1), 54(3), 61(6), 62(5) (so far as relating to the giving of notice), 67(1), 69(2), 84(3), 94(3), 106(3) and (5), 112(3), 130(1), 147(3), 170(2) and 172(8).

(4)Anything directed to be done to or by—

(a)the registrar of companies in Scotland by virtue of any of the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (5), or

(b)the assistant registrar of friendly societies for Scotland by virtue of any of those provisions as applied (with or without modification) in relation to friendly societies, industrial and provident societies or building societies,

shall instead be done to or by the Accountant in Bankruptcy.

(5)Those provisions are: sections 89(3), 109(1), 171(5) and (6), 173(2)(a) and 192(1).

(6)In section 427 (members of the House of Commons whose estates are sequestrated etc.), after subsection (6) there is inserted—

(6A)Subsections (4) to (6) have effect in relation to a member of the Scottish Parliament but as if—

(a)references to the House of Commons were to the Parliament and references to the Speaker were to the Presiding Officer, and

(b)in subsection (4), for “under this section” there were substituted “under section 15(1)(b) of the Scotland Act 1998 by virtue of this section”.

Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64)

24In section 26(1) of the Public Order Act 1986 (savings for reports of parliamentary proceedings), after “Parliament” there is inserted “or in the Scottish Parliament”.

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

25(1)The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 12(9) (duration of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works), for “166” there is substituted “166A”.

(3)In section 153(2) (qualification for copyright protection), for “166” there is substituted “166A”.

(4)In section 163(6) (Crown copyright), for “and 166” there is substituted “to 166A”.

(5)In section 164(1) (Crown copyright in Acts of Parliament etc.), after “Parliament” there is inserted “Act of the Scottish Parliament”.

(6)After section 166 there is inserted—

166ACopyright in Bills of the Scottish Parliament

(1)Copyright in every Bill introduced into the Scottish Parliament belongs to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

(2)Copyright under this section subsists from the time when the text of the Bill is handed in to the Parliament for introduction—

(a)until the Bill receives Royal Assent, or

(b)if the Bill does not receive Royal Assent, until it is withdrawn or rejected or no further parliamentary proceedings may be taken in respect of it.

(3)References in this Part to Parliamentary copyright (except in section 165) include copyright under this section; and, except as mentioned above, the provisions of this Part apply in relation to copyright under this section as to other Parliamentary copyright.

(4)No other copyright, or right in the nature of copyright, subsists in a Bill after copyright has once subsisted under this section; but without prejudice to the subsequent operation of this section in relation to a Bill which, not having received Royal Assent, is later reintroduced into the Parliament.

(7)In section 178 (minor definitions)—

(a)in the definition of “the Crown”, after “of” there is inserted “the Scottish Administration or of”, and

(b)in the definition of “parliamentary proceedings”, after “Assembly” there is inserted “of the Scottish Parliament”.

(8)In section 179 (index of defined expressions), in column 2 of the entry for “Parliamentary copyright”, for “and 166(6)” there is substituted “166(6) and 166A(3)”.

Official Secrets Act 1989 (c. 6)

26(1)Section 12 of the Official Secrets Act 1989 (meaning of “Crown servant” and “government contractor” for the purposes of that Act) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), after paragraph (a) there is inserted—

(aa)a member of the Scottish Executive or a junior Scottish Minister;.

(3)In subsection (2)(a), after “above,” there is inserted “of any office-holder in the Scottish Administration,”.

(4)After subsection (3) there is inserted—

(4)In this section “office-holder in the Scottish Administration” has the same meaning as in section 126(7)(a) of the Scotland Act 1998..

Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 (c. 45)

27(1)The Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 is amended as follows.

(2)Section 2 of that Act (appointment of officers etc.) is omitted.

(3)In section 3(1) (prison officers), for the words following “Secretary of State” there is substituted—

(1A)Every prison shall have a governor and such other officers as may be necessary.

(4)In section 3A (medical services)—

(a)in subsection (2), for “appointing” there is substituted “providing” and for “appointment” there is substituted “provision”, and

(b)in subsection (4), for “appointed” there is substituted “provided”.

European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (c. 32)

28In section 6 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (persons who may be proposed for membership of the Committee of the Regions), after “he is” there is inserted “a member of the Scottish Parliament”.

Scottish Land Court Act 1993 (c. 45)

29In section 1 of the Scottish Land Court Act 1993 (the Scottish Land Court)—

(a)in subsection (2), for “Secretary of State” there is substituted “First Minister”, and

(b)after subsection (2) there is inserted—

(2A)Before recommending the appointment of a person as Chairman, the First Minister shall consult the Lord President of the Court of Session.

Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

30In section 41 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (application to the Crown), in subsection (6), after “includes” there is inserted “the Scottish Administration”.

Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 7)

31In section 12(1) of the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “Minister”, after “1975” there is inserted “and also includes a member of the Scottish Executive”, and

(b)in paragraph (a) of the definition of “officer”, after “Department” there is inserted “or, as the case may be, as a member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers or the Lord Advocate”.

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46)

32(1)The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 is amended as follows.

(2)After section 288 there is inserted—

Devolution issues

288ARights of appeal for Advocate General: devolution issues

(1)This section applies where—

(a)a person is acquitted or convicted of a charge (whether on indictment or in summary proceedings), and

(b)the Advocate General for Scotland was a party to the proceedings in pursuance of paragraph 6 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 (devolution issues).

(2)The Advocate General for Scotland may refer any devolution issue which has arisen in the proceedings to the High Court for their opinion; and the Clerk of Justiciary shall send to the person acquitted or convicted and to any solicitor who acted for that person at the trial, a copy of the reference and intimation of the date fixed by the Court for a hearing.

(3)The person may, not later than seven days before the date so fixed, intimate in writing to the Clerk of Justiciary and to the Advocate General for Scotland either—

(a)that he elects to appear personally at the hearing, or

(b)that he elects to be represented by counsel at the hearing,

but, except by leave of the Court on cause shown, and without prejudice to his right to attend, he shall not appear or be represented at the hearing other than by and in conformity with an election under this subsection.

(4)Where there is no intimation under subsection (3)(b), the High Court shall appoint counsel to act at the hearing as amicus curiae.

(5)The costs of representation elected under subsection (3)(b) or of an appointment under subsection (4) shall, after being taxed by the Auditor of the Court of Session, be paid by the Advocate General for Scotland out of money provided by Parliament.

(6)The opinion on the point referred under subsection (2) shall not affect the acquittal or (as the case may be) conviction in the trial.

288BAppeals to Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

(1)This section applies where the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council determines an appeal under paragraph 13(a) of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 against a determination of a devolution issue by the High Court in the ordinary course of proceedings.

(2)The determination of the appeal shall not affect any earlier acquittal or earlier quashing of any conviction in the proceedings.

(3)Subject to subsection (2) above, the High Court shall have the same powers in relation to the proceedings when remitted to it by the Judicial Committee as it would have if it were considering the proceedings otherwise than as a trial court.

(3)In section 307(1) (interpretation), after the definition of “crime” there is inserted—

“devolution issue” has the same meaning as in Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998;.

Defamation Act 1996 (c. 31)

33(1)The Defamation Act 1996 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 17(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “statutory provision”, after “1978” there is inserted—

(aa)a provision contained in an Act of the Scottish Parliament or in an instrument made under such an Act,.

(3)In paragraph 11(1)(c) of Schedule 1 (qualified privilege), after “Minister of the Crown” there is inserted “a member of the Scottish Executive”.

Damages Act 1996 (c. 48)

34In section 6 of the Damages Act 1996 (guarantees for public sector settlements), after subsection (8) there is inserted—

(8A)In the application of subsection (3) above to Scotland, for the words from “guidelines” to the end there shall be substituted “the Minister”.

Section 125.

SCHEDULE 9Repeals

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1927 c. 35.The Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927.In section 1(2), “with the consent of the Treasury”.
In section 2, “with the consent of the Treasury as to numbers and salaries”.
In section 3, “and in either case with the consent of the Treasury”.
In section 5, “with the consent of the Treasury as to numbers and salaries”.
In section 12, “after consultation with the Treasury”.
1933 c. 41.The Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933.In sections 24(7) and 25, “and shall be exercised on nomination by the Lord Advocate”.
1975 c. 24.The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975.In Schedule 2, the entries for the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General for Scotland.
1975 c. 27.The Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975.In Part III of Schedule 1, the entries for the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General for Scotland.
1980 c. 44.The Education (Scotland) Act 1980.In section 135(1), in the definition of “Her Majesty’s inspectors”, “on the recommendation of the Secretary of State”.
1984 c. 4.The Tourism (Overseas Promotion) (Scotland) Act 1984.Section 1(2).
1986 c. 56.The Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986.In Schedule 2, rule 1(2).
1989 c. 45.The Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989.Section 2.

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