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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 13 - References to portions of legislative provisions

32.The provision replicates paragraph 15(1) of Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Order and deals with the case where an ASP or instrument refers to a portion of an “enactment” by referring to words, sections and so on from or to which the portion extends. This will arise often where textual amendments are being made. For example, where an ASP amends another ASP by substituting new text for the passage from “word x” to “word y”. In that case, the portion to be substituted would include word x and word y.

33.The expression “enactment” is defined in schedule 1 to mean an Act of Parliament, an instrument made under it, an ASP, a Scottish instrument, and a provision of any such Act or instrument.

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