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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Part 5: Final Provisions

Section 59: Modification of enactments

64.Section 59 introduces the schedule which makes various amendments to Acts including the 1990 Act and the 1999 Act.

Section 60: Subordinate legislation

65.The Scottish Ministers are given powers under this Act to make regulations and orders. Section 60(2) lists which of these will be subject to the affirmative procedure. Section 60(3) provides for all other regulations and orders under the Act are to be made by the negative procedure. The powers inserted into the 1990 Act by sections 33 and 34 of the Act are also subject to negative procedure. Those subject to affirmative procedure must get approval from the Scottish Parliament before becoming law and those subject to negative procedure mean they will become law when they are made unless there is an objection from the Scottish Parliament.

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