Scotland Act 1998

92 Queen’s Printer for Scotland.U.K.

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(1)There shall be a Queen’s Printer for Scotland who shall—

(a)exercise the Queen’s Printer functions in relation to Acts of the Scottish Parliament and subordinate legislation [F1(other than Scottish statutory instruments)] to which this section applies, and

(b)exercise any other functions conferred on her by this Act or any other enactment.

(2)In subsection (1), “the Queen’s Printer functions” means the printing functions in relation to Acts of Parliament and subordinate legislation of the Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament.

(3)The Queen’s Printer for Scotland shall also on behalf of Her Majesty exercise Her rights and privileges in connection with—

(a)Crown copyright in Acts of the Scottish Parliament,

(b)Crown copyright in subordinate legislation to which this section applies,

(c)Crown copyright in any existing or future works (other than subordinate legislation) made in the exercise of a function which is exercisable by any office-holder in, or member of the staff of, the Scottish Administration (or would be so exercisable if the function had not ceased to exist),

(d)other copyright assigned to Her Majesty in works made in connection with the exercise of functions by any such office-holder or member.

(4)This section applies to subordinate legislation made, confirmed or approved—

(a)by a member of the [F2Scottish Government],

(b)by a Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions, or

(c)within devolved competence by a person other than a Minister of the Crown or such a member or authority.

F3(4A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F4(4B)If, following an alteration such as is mentioned in section 30(5)—

(a)subordinate legislation is made, confirmed or approved under a provision which continues to have effect by virtue of section 30(6), and

(b)the making, confirmation or approval would be within devolved competence but for the alteration,

the subordinate legislation is to be regarded for the purposes of this section as being made, confirmed or approved within devolved competence.]

(5)The Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament shall hold the office of Queen’s Printer for Scotland.

(6)References in this Act to a Scottish public authority include the Queen’s Printer for Scotland.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 92(1)(a) inserted (S.) (4.6.2010) by Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 10), ss. 45, 58(2)

F2Words in Act substituted (3.7.2012) by Scotland Act 2012 (c. 11), ss. 12(2)(a), 44(5) (with s. 12(3)); S.I. 2012/1710, art. 2(f)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 92(4)(c) modified (23.3.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 36(12)(a), 72(1)(b)