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Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 51 – Regulations

233.This section provides that the Scottish Ministers’ power to make regulations under Part 2 of the Act must be exercised by statutory instrument (subsection (1)), and that a draft of the instrument must be laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Scottish Parliament (subsection (3)).

234.Subsection (2) provides that such regulations may include further provisions for the purposes of or in connection with the regulations as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary or expedient and allows the Scottish Ministers to make different provisions for different purposes or for different cases or classes of case (e.g. for different types of animals).

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