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The Parliamentary Copyright (Scottish Parliament) Order 1999

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Modification of section 165 of the Act

2.  In the application of section 165 (parliamentary copyright) of the Act to works made by or under the direction or control of the Scottish Parliament, it shall be read as if –

(a)references to “the House of Commons or the House of Lords”, “that House” or “either House” were references to “the Scottish Parliament”;

(b)for subsection (1)(b) there were substituted –

(b)the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body(1) is the first owner of any copyright in the work.;

(c)the reference in subsection (4)(a) to “employee” were a reference to “member of the staff”; and

(d)in subsection (4) –

  • “officer” meant the Presiding Officer and any deputy, elected under section 19 of the Scotland Act 1998;

  • “proceedings” included proceedings of any committee or sub-committee; and

  • “staff” had the same meaning as “staff of the Parliament” in the Scotland Act 1998(2).


Established by section 21 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).


Section 127 of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Scotland Act 1998 provide the definition of “staff of the Parliament”.

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