Scottish Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 38 (C. 3)

Public Health

The Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2013


5th February 2013

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

7th February 2013

Coming into force

18th February 2013

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 40(2) and 43(3) of the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2013 and comes into force on 18th February 2013.

(2) In this Order—

“large shop” means a shop which has a relevant floor area exceeding 280 square metres;

“relevant floor area”, in relation to a shop, means the internal floor area of so much of the shop as consists of or is comprised in a building but excluding any part of the shop which is used neither for the serving of customers in connection with the sale of goods nor for the display of goods; and

“shop” means any place where there is carried on a trade or business consisting wholly or mainly of the sale of goods.

Appointed days

2.  The days appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 are—

(a)26th February 2013 for sections 1 (prohibition of tobacco displays etc.), 2 (displays which are also advertisements) and 3 (regulation of display of prices) but only for the purpose of enabling the Scottish Ministers to make regulations under sections 1(2)(c), (3)(b) and (4), 2 and 3(1), (2) and (5);

(b)29th April 2013 for sections 1, 2 and 3 but only for the purposes of large shops; and

(c)6th April 2015 for sections 1, 2 and 3 for all other purposes.


Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,


5th February 2013


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force sections 1, 2 and 3 of the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (“the 2010 Act”) (article 2). Sections 1, 2 and 3 are brought into force for the purpose of making regulations on 26th February 2013, for large shops on 29th April 2013 and for all other purposes on 6th April 2015.

Section 1 of the 2010 Act prohibits, in the course of business, the display of tobacco products or smoking related products in a place where tobacco products are offered for sale. Section 2 makes provision about displays which are also advertisements. Section 3 makes provision in relation to the display of the prices of tobacco products and smoking related products.

The Bill for the 2010 Act received Royal Assent on 3rd March 2010. Sections 40, 41, 42 and 43 of the 2010 Act came into force on Royal Assent.

The commencement of section 41 which gives effect to schedule 2 to the 2010 Act, (Minor and Consequential Modifications), must be read subject to the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (Ancillary Provisions) Order 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/77) (“the Ancillary Order”). It provides that the modifications in that schedule shall not take effect until the coming into force for all purposes of specified sections of the 2010 Act. Article 2 of the Ancillary Order specifies that the modification in paragraphs 3 and 4 of schedule 2 to the 2010 Act have effect on the coming into force for all purposes of section 1 of the 2010 Act. The modifications to the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 in those paragraphs therefore take effect on the coming into force for all purposes of section 1 of the 2010 Act.


(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the 2010 Act have been brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:—

ProvisionDate of CommencementInstrument No.
Section 4 (partially)24th October 2010S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 41st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 51st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 61st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 71st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 8 (partially)24th October 2010S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 81st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 101st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 11 (partially)24th October 2010S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 111st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 121st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 131st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 141st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 151st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 161st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 171st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 181st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 19 (partially)24th October 2010S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 191st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 201st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 211st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 221st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 231st October 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 2424th October 2010S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 251st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 261st April 20111S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 27 (partially)24th October 2010S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 271st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Sections 28, 29, 30, 31 and 321st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Sections 33, 34, 35 and 361st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345
Section 3722nd December 2010S.S.I. 2010/372
Section 38 (partially)8th November 2010S.S.I. 2010/372
Section 3822nd December 2010S.S.I. 2010/372
Section 39 (partially)8th November 2010S.S.I. 2010/372
Section 3922 December 2010S.S.I. 2010/372
Schedule 1 (partially)24th October 2010S.S.I. 2010/345
Schedule 11st April 2011S.S.I. 2010/345