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Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

Scrutiny of subordinate legislation in urgent cases

281.Paragraphs 23 to 30 of schedule 7 allow subordinate legislation which is subject to the affirmative procedure to be instead made under a made affirmative procedure where necessary by reason of urgency.

282.Paragraph 25 dispenses with a number of possible requirements which would otherwise apply before making the subordinate legislation.

283.Paragraph 27 retains the requirement in affirmative procedure for a positive vote by the Scottish Parliament in respect of the subordinate legislation. Without a resolution approving the subordinate legislation, it expires 28 days after it is made. Paragraph 28 sets out how that 28 day period should be calculated.

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