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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010


Section 132 – Ancillary provision

350.This section allows the Scottish Ministers, by order, to make consequential, supplemental, incidental, transitional, transitory or saving provision for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for the purposes of giving full effect to, any provision of the Act.

Section 133 - Orders and regulations: Parts 8 and 10

351.This section regulates the powers conferred on Scottish Ministers by Parts 8 and 10 to make orders and regulations. It requires these powers to be exercised by statutory instrument and provides that the powers may be used to make different provisions for different purposes. It also establishes the type of Parliamentary procedure which applies to these instruments.

Section 134 – Short title and commencement

352.This section provides that sections 103, 109, 132, 133 and 134 come into force on Royal Assent, with the remaining provisions coming into force on such days as the Scottish Ministers may, by order, appoint.

353.Subsection (3) imposes a ‘sunset provision’ on the provisions in Part 2 by providing that sections 14 to 30 and schedules 5, 6 and 7 cease to have effect 5 years after they come into effect. Subsection (6) ensures that if this ‘sunset provision’ is triggered, the repeal of the provisions in Part 2 does not affect the provisions of any order already made under that Part. Subsection (4) allows the Scottish Ministers, by affirmative order, to extend or further extend, the period for which the order-making provisions in Part 2 have effect.

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