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Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Act 2021


Section 12: Effect of Act on existing power to make provision about elections

47.The purpose of this section is to ensure that the Act does not cast doubt on the width of the Scottish Ministers’ existing power to make provision about the conduct of elections in section 12 of the Scotland Act 1998. This is because some of the provisions of the Act – sections 3 and 5 for example – provide for things that could potentially be made using the power under section 12 of the 1998 Act.

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