Part 7Final provisions

98Ancillary provision

(1)Ministers may by order make—

(a)such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, or

(b)such transitional, transitory or saving provision,

as they consider appropriate for the purposes of, or in connection with, or for the purposes of giving full effect to, any provision of this Act.

(2)An order under subsection (1) may modify any enactment, instrument or document.

99Saving: disclosure of information

Nothing in this Act affects any power which exists apart from this Act to disclose information.

100Orders and regulations

(1)Any power of Ministers under this Act to make an order or regulations is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)Any such power includes power to make—

(a)such incidental, supplemental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as Ministers consider appropriate,

(b)different provision for different purposes.

(3)Unless subsection (4) makes contrary provision, a statutory instrument containing an order (other than an order made under section 101) or regulations made under this Act is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

(4)An order or regulations must not be made under any of the following provisions unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order or, as the case may be, the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Scottish Parliament—


(1)This Part comes into force on Royal Assent.

(2)The provisions of Parts 1 to 6 come into force on such day as Ministers may by order appoint.

(3)Different days may be appointed for different purposes and for different areas.

102Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.