The Scotland Act 2016 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2017

Publication Date:January 01, 2017
 
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2017No. 602

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

DEVOLUTION, SCOTLAND

The Scotland Act 2016 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2017

Made 10.59 a.m. on26thApril2017

Laid before Parliament27thApril2017

Coming into force18thMay2017

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 71(1)(a) and (b) of the Scotland Act 2016( 1).

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Scotland Act 2016 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 18th May 2017.

Amendments of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001

2. The Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001( 2) are amended as follows.

3. After regulation 26(6) insert—

“(6A) Before giving approval for the purposes of paragraph (6) to the design of the forms under paragraphs (3), (4) and (5A), the Minister for the Cabinet Office must consult the Scottish Ministers.”

4.—(1) In regulation 26(9) for the words from the beginning to “Cabinet Office” substitute “Where, by virtue of arrangements made by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, an application under paragraph (1) may be made through the digital service, the Minister”.

(2) For regulation 26(10) substitute—

“(10) Where an application in pursuance of an overseas elector's declaration under paragraph (1) is made through the digital service, a registration officer may, but need not, accept it.”

5. After regulation 26A(3) insert—

“(3A) Before giving approval for the purposes of paragraph (3), the Minister for the Cabinet Office must consult the Scottish Ministers.”

6. After regulation 29(2AF) insert—

“(2AG) Before giving approval for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2AF)(b), the Minister for the Cabinet Office must consult the Scottish Ministers.”

7. After regulation 32ZA(2) insert—

“(2A) Before giving approval for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(b), the Minister for the Cabinet Office must consult the Scottish Ministers.”

8. After regulation 32ZC(1) insert—

“(1A) Before giving approval for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b), the Minister for the Cabinet Office must consult the Scottish Ministers.”

Saving

9. Article 82 of, and Schedule 6 to, the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2015( 3) continue to apply in relation to sections 157, 160 and 173 of the Representation of the People Act 1983( 4) as they applied immediately before 18th May 2017.

At 10.59 a.m. on 26th April 2017

David Mundell

Secretary of State for Scotland

Scotland Office

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations make consequential and saving provision in connection with Part 1 of the Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11)(“the 2016 Act”).

When section 3 of the 2016 Act comes into force, the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament will include, amongst other matters, the registration of electors on...

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