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Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction)(Scotland) Act 2011

Section 17: Subordinate legislation

30.This section regulates the powers conferred on the Scottish Ministers to make orders. It requires these powers to be exercised by statutory instrument and also establishes the type of Parliamentary procedure which applies to these instruments. This is modified by schedules 2 and 3 to the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. Those schedules apply to Acts of the Scottish Parliament (including the Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011, the Bills for which were passed before 6 April 2011.

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