Explanatory Notes

Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008

2008 asp 7

13 November 2008

Summary of and Background to the Act

Section 14:  Fees

31.This section contains provision for Scottish Ministers to set the fees payable for matters relating to the Register. These are matters specified in the Act as ones in respect of which a fee is payable. Under subsection (1), Scottish Ministers can also specify other matters for which a fee is chargeable and set the level of fee. The section specifies that those fees will be made by order made by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament, and after consultation with the Keeper. Section (5) gives the Keeper a discretion to waive fees in certain circumstances, where Ministers have agreed.