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Scotland Act 2012

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 The Parliament and its powers

    1. The Scottish Parliament

      1. 1.Administration of elections

      2. 2.Combination of polls at Scottish Parliamentary and other reserved elections

      3. 3.Supplementary and transitional provision about elections

      4. 4.Presiding Officer and deputies

      5. 5.Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

      6. 6.Bills: statements as to legislative competence

      7. 7.Members’ interests

      8. 8.Constituencies, regions and regional members

    2. Legislative competence

      1. 9.Continued effect of provisions ceasing to be within legislative competence

      2. 10.Air weapons

      3. 11.Antarctica

  3. Part 2 Ministers and their powers

    1. The Scottish Ministers

      1. 12.The Scottish Government

      2. 13.Exercise of power to make Order disqualifying persons from membership of the Parliament

      3. 14.Time limit for human rights actions against Scottish Ministers etc

      4. 15.Power to vary retrospective decisions about non-legislative acts

    2. Executive competence

      1. 16.BBC Trust member for Scotland

      2. 17.Exercise of functions relating to Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig

      3. 18.Crown Estate Commissioner with special responsibility for Scotland

      4. 19.Misuse of drugs

      5. 20.Power to prescribe drink-driving limits

      6. 21.Speed limits

      7. 22.Speed limits: supplementary

  4. Part 3 Finance

    1. Introductory

      1. 23.Taxation: introductory

      2. 24.Amendments relating to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs

    2. Scottish rate of income tax

      1. 25.Scottish rate of income tax

      2. 26.Income tax for Scottish taxpayers

      3. 27.Definition of Scottish taxpayer for Scottish variable rate

    3. Scottish tax on land transactions

      1. 28.Scottish tax on transactions involving interests in land

      2. 29.Disapplication of UK stamp duty land tax

    4. Scottish tax on disposals to landfill

      1. 30.Scottish tax on disposals to landfill

      2. 31.Disapplication of UK landfill tax

    5. Borrowing

      1. 32.Borrowing by the Scottish Ministers

    6. Reports on operation of this Part

      1. 33.Reports on the implementation and operation of this Part

  5. Part 4 Miscellaneous and General

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 34.Convention rights and EU law: role of Advocate General in relation to criminal proceedings

      2. 35.References of compatibility issues to the High Court or Supreme Court

      3. 36.Convention rights and EU law: criminal appeals to the Supreme Court

      4. 37.Time limits for appeals on devolution issues in criminal proceedings

      5. 38.Review and power to amend sections 34 to 37

      6. 39.Maximum penalties which may be specified in subordinate legislation

    2. General

      1. 40.Interpretation

      2. 41.Orders

      3. 42.Power to make consequential, transitional and saving provision

      4. 43.Financial provisions

      5. 44.Commencement

      6. 45.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Amendments of Schedule 1 to the 1998 Act

    2. Schedule 2

      Scottish rate of income tax: consequential amendments

    3. Schedule 3

      Scottish tax on land transactions: consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 Disapplication of stamp duty land tax to Scotland

      2. Part 2 Information regarding Scottish land transactions

    4. Schedule 4

      Scottish tax on disposals to landfill: consequential amendments

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