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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

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Section 15: Ancillary provision

32.Section 15 enables the Scottish Ministers to make ancillary provision, by regulations, to give full effect to the Act or any provision made under it. This includes the power to modify other enactments (including the Act itself).

33.Regulations made under section 15 that amend the text of primary legislation (including the Act) are subject to the affirmative procedure. Otherwise, regulations under section 15 are subject to the negative procedure.

34.The affirmative procedure is defined in section 29 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. The negative procedure is defined in section 28 of that Act.

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