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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 21 - Forms

45.Section 21 provides that when a form used differs from the form as prescribed in or under an ASP, then unless the difference in the form used materially affects the effect of the form or is misleading, the form is not invalid. This will avoid situations arising where a form may be considered invalid because of a minor defect in it.

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