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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 31 – Redistribution of functions

82.Section 31 enables the Scottish Ministers, by regulations, to redistribute functions which have been conferred directly on the Scottish Tribunals by another Act. Subsection (1) provides that regulations can redistribute functions conferred directly on the Scottish Tribunals between tribunals or can make provision that the functions will be exercised by both tribunals. Subsection (2) allows the question of which tribunal is to exercise particular functions in a particular case or in a specified circumstance to be determined by tribunal rules or by the President of Tribunals (whether or not by reference to Tribunal Rules).

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