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Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017

Section 15 – References to the Commission

50.Subsection 15(2) provides that, until section 8 (which establishes the statutory Poverty and Inequality Commission) comes into force, references to that Commission in sections 9(6) and 10(4) and (5) (which require the Scottish Ministers to consult that Commission in relation a delivery plan or a progress report) are to be read as references requiring the Scottish Ministers to consult the non-statutory Poverty and Inequality Commission, which was established by the Scottish Ministers on 3 July 2017.

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