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Energy Act 2008

Section 35: Interpretation

94.Subsection (1) contains definitions of terms used in Chapter 3. Subsection (2) provides that, for the purposes of that Chapter, the boundary of the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland is determined in accordance with provision made by an Order in Council under section 126(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (apportionment of sea areas). For example, if the Order in Council provides one set of boundaries of the Scottish territorial sea for a specific purpose (e.g. fisheries) and then a different set of boundaries for all "residual" purposes, then, for the purposes of Chapter 3, the boundaries defined for the "residual" purposes would apply. Alternatively, if the Order in Council defines the boundaries specifically for the purposes of Chapter 3, or generally for all purposes of the Scotland Act 1998, that provision would apply.

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