Explanatory Notes

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

2005 asp 16

21 December 2005

Commentary on Parts

Part 9 – Miscellaneous and General

Section 142 – Guidance

289.This section provides a power for the Scottish Ministers to issue guidance to Licensing Boards. It also allows the Scottish Ministers to modify any guidance given by them. Subsection (5) places a duty on the Scottish Ministers to lay a draft of the first set of guidance to Licensing Boards before the Parliament and confirms that the guidance would be subject to the affirmative resolution parliamentary procedure. Subsection (6) provides that any subsequent guidance issued must be laid before the Parliament.