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PART 8 SGeneral provisions


52Crown applicationS

(1)No contravention by the Crown of any provision made by or under Part 2 or 7 makes the Crown criminally liable.

(2)But the Court of Session may, on the application of the Scottish Ministers or any public body or office-holder having responsibility for enforcing such a provision, declare unlawful any act or omission of the Crown which constitutes a contravention by the Crown of such a provision.

(3)Despite subsection (1), any such provision applies to persons in the public service of the Crown as it applies to other persons.

(4)Schedule 3 makes further provision about the application to the Crown of Parts 2 and 7.

53Repeal of enactmentsS

Schedule 4 makes minor and consequential repeals.

Commencement Information

I1S. 53 in force at 10.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/163, art. 3, Sch.

54Ancillary powerS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make such supplemental, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as they consider necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in connection with this Act.

(2)Regulations under this section—

(a)are subject to the affirmative procedure if they add to, replace or omit any part of the text of an Act (including this Act),

(b)otherwise, are subject to the negative procedure.

55Key definitionsS

In this Act—

Commencement and short titleS


(1)Except section 53 (and schedule 4), this Part comes into force on the day after Royal Assent.

(2)The other provisions of this Act (including that section (and schedule)) come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.

(3)An order under subsection (2) may include transitional, transitory or saving provision.

57Short titleS

The short title of this Act is the Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013.