Commentary on Sections

Section 2: Application of section 1 to New Year’s Day

7.Section 2 provides that the Scottish Ministers can apply section 1 of the Bill to New Year’s day. They may do so by laying a draft order before the Parliament. However before they can lay the order, they must consult with the persons referred to in sub-section 2(4). They are also required to lay before the Parliament a report about economic impact and the impact on family life plus a statement of reasons.