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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 32 -  Laying of Scottish statutory instruments before the Scottish Parliament

77.Section 32 defines what laying an SSI or draft SSI before the Parliament entails where an enactment authorises or requires laying. It provides that, unless a contrary intention appears, laying an SSI or draft SSI means taking such steps as the Parliament’s standing orders specify.

78.Subsection (3) provides that failure to lay an SSI or draft SSI in accordance with the enactment which authorises or requires it does not affect the instrument’s validity.

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