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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021

Section 4: Scottish Ministers’ duty to seek to make code and appoint adjudicator

15.Subsection (1) requires the Scottish Ministers to lay before the Scottish Parliament draft regulations containing the Scottish Pubs Code, and appoint a Scottish Pubs Code Adjudicator, within two years of section 4 coming into force (which was the day after the Bill received Royal Assent – see section 25). These two things need not be done on the same day (subsection (2)).

16.If the Parliament approves the regulations (as laid in draft, in the form of a Scottish statutory instrument), the Scottish Government must then make the regulations (subsection (3)). Subsection (4) provides for section 4 to be repealed once its requirements have been fulfilled.

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