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The Scotland Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1998

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Scotland Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1998.

(2) In this Order, “the Act” means the Scotland Act 1998.

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2.—(1) All the provisions of the Act, so far as not then in force, shall come into force on 1st July 1999, except the provisions specified in Schedule 5 to this Order.

(2) The provisions of the Act, specified in column 1 of any of the Schedules to this Order and the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of that Schedule shall, so far as not then in force, come into force on the day appointed in relation to that Schedule in the Table below but, where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any provision in column 3 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day only for that purpose.


ScheduleAppointed day
125th January 1999
21st April 1999
36th May 1999
420th May 1999
51st April 2000

Principal Appointed Day

3.  The principal appointed day is 1st July 1999.

Donald C Dewar

Secretary of State for Scotland

St Andrew’s House,


16th December 1998

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