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Scotland Act 2016

Legal background

  1. This Act is intended to be an enabling Act and the majority of the provisions in the Act set out the powers that are being transferred to the Scottish Parliament and or the Scottish Ministers. In particular the Scotland Act 2016 amends the Scotland Act 1998 and rebalances the devolved and reserved responsibilities between the administrations. The Act also includes provisions which set out the constitutional relationship of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government within the United Kingdom’s constitutional arrangements. It does not amend this relationship.

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