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Scotland Act 2016

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(1)Nothing in a provision of this Act affects the validity of anything done by or in relation to a Minister of the Crown before the provision comes into force.

(2)Anything (including legal proceedings) which is in the process of being done by or in relation to a Minister of the Crown at the time when a provision of this Act comes into force may, so far as it relates to a function transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of that provision, be continued by or in relation to the Scottish Ministers.

(3)Anything done (or which has effect as if done) by or in relation to a Minister of the Crown—

(a)which is in force when a provision of this Act comes into force, and

(b)which was done for the purposes of or in connection with a function transferred by virtue of that provision,

has effect as if done by or in relation to the Scottish Ministers, so far as that is required for continuing its effect.

(4)This section applies subject to any provision made by regulations under section 71.

(5)In this section “Minister of the Crown” has the same meaning as in the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975.

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