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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 60 – Private legislation

147.This section, which is based on section 121 of the 1994 Act, gives Scottish Water power to promote, in the Scottish Parliament only, and oppose in the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments, private legislation. It may promote private legislation only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers, who must withhold their consent if the powers being sought by Scottish Water could be achieved by means of an order under the 1968 Act or the 1980 Act.

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