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4.—(1) An Act of the Scottish Parliament shall be numbered in accordance with the following paragraphs.
(2) It shall be allocated to the series of the calendar year in which the Bill for the Act receives Royal Assent.
(3) Acts in each series shall be numbered consecutively by reference to the dates on which the Bills for the Acts receive Royal Assent and, where two or more Bills receive Royal Assent on the same day, the Acts shall be numbered consecutively by reference to–
(a)the order in which the Letters Patent relating to each Bill are recorded in the Register of the Great Seal; and
(b)if any of those Letters Patent relate to more than one Bill, the order in which those Bills are referred to in those Letters Patent.
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