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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

Section 57: Excluded provision: Northern Ireland

150.Section 56 prohibits (save for consequential purposes) an order made under Part 3 of the Act from making any provision which would be within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament if it were contained in an Act of that Parliament. This would prevent the order being used to grant regulators the alternative sanctioning powers under this Act for offences that relate to matters that have been devolved to the Scottish regulators, such as environmental health. There is no prohibition on using the powers in the Act for matters that have been reserved to the UK Parliament, such as consumer protection.

151.Section 57 makes similar provision for Northern Ireland.

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