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Part 3Enforcement

Scottish Civil Enforcement Commission

50Scottish Civil Enforcement Commission

(1)There is established a body corporate to be known as the Scottish Civil Enforcement Commission (in this Act, the “Commission”) having the functions conferred on it by virtue of this Act and any other enactment.

(2)The Commission must, in the exercise of its functions, act—

(a)in a manner that encourages equal opportunities and in particular the observance of the equal opportunity requirements; and

(b)in accordance with any directions given to it by the Scottish Ministers.

(3)In subsection (2)(a) above, “equal opportunities” and “equal opportunity requirements” have the same meanings as in Section L2 of Part II of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(4)The Scottish Ministers may, by regulations—

(a)confer functions on;

(b)remove functions from; or

(c)otherwise modify the functions of,

the Commission.

(5)Regulations made under subsection (4) above may—

(a)transfer a function to the Commission which is conferred on another person by virtue of any other enactment; and

(b)make such modifications to any other enactment which the Scottish Ministers consider necessary or expedient in consequence of transferring the function.

(6)The Advisory Council on Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers is abolished.

(7)Schedule 2 to this Act makes further provision about the Commission.