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52.—(1) The Secretary of State concerned with agriculture in Scotland shall cease to be among the Ministers whose function it is, acting jointly, to–
(a)consult any body before making regulations under section 6(2)(a) of the European Communities Act 1972;
(b)give written directions under section 6(2)(a) of that Act; or
(c)make regulations under section 6(2)(a) or (b) of that Act.
(2) The functions mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above are not transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998.
(3) In section 12 of the European Communities Act 1972 (furnishing of information to Communities), after “government department” where these words first appear there is inserted “, the Scottish Ministers”.
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