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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 31: Regulations

176.This section relates to the powers of the Scottish Ministers contained in the Act to make subordinate legislation. It provides standard powers for regulations to make such ancillary provision as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate and to make different provision for different purposes. Subordinate legislation is subject to the negative procedure under the Act unless specific contrary provision is made in relation to particular sections of the Act (subsections (2) and (3)). This section does not apply to regulations made under section 33(2) (commencement). This prevents commencement regulations, which are made without any parliamentary procedure, from making incidental, consequential or supplementary provisions.

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