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Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 54 – Arrangements by Scottish Ministers for assistance with functions under sections 1, 2, 17(3), (4) or (5), 18, 19(2), or 20(3)

139.Section 54 provides that the Scottish Ministers may make arrangements with other UK public authorities to undertake, or assist them in relation to, any of their functions under sections 1, 2, 17(3), (4) or (5) (except the power to make regulations under that section), 18 (except the power to make regulations under that section), 19(2) or 20(3). This would allow the Scottish Ministers to have certain functions carried out by an organisation such as the Human Tissue Authority.

140.Subsection (3) maintains the Scottish Ministers’ responsibility for functions carried out under such arrangements.

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