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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 21 – Regulations: supplementary

170.This section provides in subsection (1) for the powers of the Scottish Ministers in this Act to make regulations to include the power to make different provision for different purposes.

171.Subsection (1) also provides for the powers of the Scottish Ministers in this Act to make regulations to include a power to make incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision. Subsection (2) has the effect that provision made by virtue of that power may amend enactments, and subsection (3) has the effect that any regulations that modify any part of the text of an Act will always be subject to affirmative procedure.

172.Subsection (4), provides that regulations under this Act that create an offence may not provide for the offence to be punishable with imprisonment for a period exceeding 5 years in the case of conviction on indictment, and 12 months in the case of summary conviction.

173.Subsection (5) provides that this section does not apply to commencement regulations under section 26.

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