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The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999 and shall come into force on the principal appointed day(1)

(2) In this Order, “the 1998 Act” means the Scotland Act 1998 and any reference to a numbered section (except any such reference in any of the Schedules to this Order) shall be read as a reference to the section bearing that number in the 1998 Act.

(3) In Schedules 1 to 3 to this Order, except where the context requires otherwise–

(a)any reference in an entry in column 2 to a numbered section or Schedule shall be read as a reference to the section or Schedule bearing that number in the Act to which the entry relates; and

(b)any expression used in an entry in that column which is defined in the enactment to which the entry relates shall bear the meaning in that enactment.

(4) A reference in article 2, 3 or 5 to a function so far as it is exercisable by a Minister of the Crown in or as regards Scotland is, if the function is treated by virtue of section 106 (power to adapt functions) as exercisable in or as regards Scotland to any extent, a reference to the function only so far as it is exercisable to that extent.


Article 3 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/3178) appoints 1st July 1999 as the principal appointed day for the purposes of the 1998 Act.

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