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Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act (asp 5) which received Royal Assent on 19 January 2007

Section 41: Power by regulations to amend duties and powers of Commission

77.Section 41 enables the Scottish Ministers by regulations to adjust the duties imposed on, or the powers conferred on, the Commission. Before making any such adjustment, the Scottish Ministers must consult the Commission, the relevant professional organisations and such other persons or groups of persons as they consider appropriate. A draft of such regulations has to be laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Parliament (section 79(3)). The regulations may contain such incidental, supplemental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary or expedient.

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