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Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003

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12Regulations: Scotland and Wales

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(1)Regulations under this Act may not be made without the consent of the Scottish Ministers if they would—

(a)remove an entitlement conferred by or under this Act on the authority controlling the National Library of Scotland, or

(b)confer an entitlement that is not conferred on that authority on any other deposit library.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply where the entitlement is to delivery of copies of electronic publications and—

(a)in the case of legal publications, the Faculty of Advocates, or

(b)in any other case, the authority controlling the National Library of Scotland,

is provided with a means of accessing those publications electronically.

(3)Where subsection (1) does not apply, regulations under this Act that would affect the authority controlling the National Library of Scotland may not be made unless the Secretary of State has consulted the Scottish Ministers.

(4)Regulations under this Act may not be made without the consent of the National Assembly for Wales if they would—

(a)remove an entitlement conferred by or under this Act on the authority controlling the National Library of Wales, or

(b)confer an entitlement that is not conferred on that authority on any other deposit library;

but this does not apply where the entitlement is to delivery of copies of electronic publications and that authority is provided with a means of accessing those publications electronically.

(5)Where subsection (4) does not apply, regulations under this Act that would affect the authority controlling the National Library of Wales may not be made unless the Secretary of State has consulted the National Assembly for Wales.

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