Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 1999

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1999/1748

1999 No. 1748

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

DEVOLUTION, SCOTLAND

The Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 1999

Made 22th June 1999

Coming into force 30th June 1999

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 22nd day of June 1999

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament and of the Scottish Parliament;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by sections 30(3) and 113 of the Scotland Act 19981and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 30th June 1999.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order–

the 1949 Act” means the Wireless Telegraphy Act 19492

“the 1984 Act” means the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 19843

“the 1985 Act” means the Interception of Communications Act 19854

the 1989 Act” means the Prisons (Scotland) Act 19895

“the 1991 Act” means the Criminal Justice Act 19916

“the 1993 Act” means the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 19937

“the 1997 Act” means the Crime (Sentences) Act 19978

“the 1998 Act” means the Scotland Act 1998;

“the 1998 Order” means the Transfer of Prisoners (Restricted Transfers) (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) Order 19989

“existing provisions” has the same meaning as in Schedule 6 to the 1993 Act;

“Scottish fishing boat” means a fishing vessel which is registered in the register maintained under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act 199510and whose entry in the register specifies a port in Scotland as the port to which the vessel is to be treated as belonging;

“the Guernsey enactments” means the Prison Administration (Guernsey) Law, 1949, the Parole Review Committee (Guernsey) Law, 1989, the Criminal Justice (Youth Detention) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1990, the Parole Review Committee Ordinance, 1991 and the Prison Administration (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1998;

“the Isle of Man enactments” means the Custody Act 1995 (an Act of Tynwald);

“the Jersey enactments” means the Prison (Jersey) Law, 1957, the Prison (Jersey) Rules 1957, the Criminal Justice (Jersey) Law, 1957, the Court of Appeal (Jersey) Law, 1961, the Criminal Proceedings (Computation of Sentences) (Jersey) Rules, 1968 and the Criminal Justice (Young Offenders) (Jersey) Law 1994;

“the Northern Ireland enactments” means the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 195311, the Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, the Northern Ireland (Remission of Sentences) Act 199512, the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 199813;

“restricted transfer” has the meaning given in paragraph 6(1)(a) of Schedule 1 to the 1997 Act.

(2) Any word or expression used in this Order in referring to any enactment and also used in the enactment has the same meaning as it has in the enactment.

S-3 General

General

3. The functions specified in Schedule 1 to this Order are to be treated, for such purposes of the 1998 Act as may be so specified in relation to that function, as being or, as the case may be, not being functions which are exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

S-4 Prisoners etc.

Prisoners etc.

4.—(1) Any function under the 1984 Act, the 1993 Act, the 1997 Act or the 1998 Order which is specified in Schedule 2 to this Order is to be treated for the purposes of section 53 of the 1998 Act as being a function exercisable in or as regards Scotland if the function is exercisable in the case mentioned in relation to that function.

(2) Any function under the 1989 Act or the 1993 Act which is specified in Schedule 3 to this Order is to be treated for the purposes of section 53 of the 1998 Act as being a function exercisable in or as regards Scotland if the function is exercisable in the case mentioned in relation to that function.

S-5 Fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries and aquaculture

5. So far as a function under Community law, or to which section 53(2)(a) of the 1998 Act applies, is exercisable–

(a) in relation to fishing or aquaculture in the Scottish zone;

(b) in relation to fishing outside that zone by Scottish fishing boats;

(c) in relation to any fish or aquaculture organisation applying for recognition as a producers' organisation, or recognised as such in accordance with Community law, whose area covered by the application for recognition, in so far as within the United Kingdom or British fishery limits, is wholly or mainly within Scotland or the Scottish zone,

it shall be treated for all purposes of the 1998 Act as exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

S-6 Agriculture

Agriculture

6.—(1) So far as a specified function under Community law, or a function to which section 53(2)(a) of the 1998 Act applies, is exercisable in relation to a Scottish farmer it shall be treated for all purposes of the 1998 Act as exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

(2) In this article–

“Scottish farmer” means a farmer whose holding is situated wholly or partly in Scotland and “farmer” and “holding” shall have the same meaning as in Article 1.4 of Council Regulation 3508/92 establishing an integrated administration and control system for certain Community aid schemes; and

“specified function under Community law” means any function related to the implementation of any legislative instrument of the European Community adopted in pursuance of its common agricultural policy, which applies in relation to agricultural activities by reference to a holding.

S-7 Marine dredging

Marine dredging

7. So far as a function under Community law, or to which section 53(2)(a) of the 1998 Act applies, is exercisable in relation to the extraction of minerals by dredging in the Scottish zone, it shall be treated for all purposes of the 1998 Act as exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

S-8 Functions not exercisable in or as regards Scotland: prisoners etc.

Functions not exercisable in or as regards Scotland: prisoners etc.

8.—(1) Where a function under a particular provision of the 1984 Act, the 1993 Act the 1997 Act or the 1998 Order is specified in Schedule 2 to this Order, any further function under that provision is to be treated for the purposes of section 53 of the 1998 Act as not being a function exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

(2) Any function under any provision of the 1991 Act, the 1997 Act, the Crime and Disorder Act 199814, the Guernsey enactments, the Isle of Man enactments, the Jersey enactments or the Northern Ireland enactments which is specified in Schedule 4 to this Order is to be treated for the purposes of section 53 of the 1998 Act as not being a function exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

A. K. Galloway

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE 1

Article 3

FUNCTIONS EXERCISABLE IN OR AS REGARDS SCOTLAND: GENERAL

SCH-1.1

1. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c. 54)

(1) The function of the Secretary of State under section 5(b) of the 1949 Act (misleading messages and interception and disclosure of messages) is, for the purposes of section 63 of the 1998 Act, to be treated–

(a)

(a) as a function exercisable in or as regards Scotland if it is exercisable in the class of case mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) below; but

(b)

(b) as otherwise not being exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

(2) The class of case mentioned in this sub-paragraph constitutes any case where an authorisation of the Secretary of State under section 5(b) of the 1949 Act would authorise a person–

(a)

(a) to use any wireless telegraphy apparatus with intent to obtain information as to the contents, sender or addressee of any message (whether sent by means of wireless telegraphy or not) which neither the person using the apparatus nor any person on whose behalf he is acting is authorised by the Secretary of State to receive where–

(i) the person authorised to use the wireless telegraphy apparatus is in Scotland; and

(ii) the person who is the sender or addressee of any such message is, or is reasonably believed by the person authorised to use the wireless telegraphy apparatus to be, located in Scotland when the apparatus is used with intent to obtain information as to the contents, sender or addressee of the message; and

(b)

(b) to disclose any information as to the contents, sender or addressee of any such message.

SCH-1.2

2. Pharmacy Act 1954 (c. 61)

The Secretary of State’s functions under paragraph 3(4)(b) of Schedule 1C to the Pharmacy Act 1954 (c. 61)15(function of approving appointment of persons as chairman or deputy chairman of panel of persons eligible for membership of appeals tribunals) are to be treated, for the purposes of section 63 of the 1998 Act, as being exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

SCH-1.3

3. Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67)

(1) The function of the Ministers under section 2 of the Medicines Act 1968 of appointing members of the Medicines Commission is to be treated, for the purposes of section 63 of the 1998 Act, as exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

(2) The function of the Ministers, the Health Ministers or the Agriculture Ministers under section 4(1) and (5) of the Medicines Act 1968 of establishing committees and appointing the members and chairmen of such committees is to be treated, for the purposes of section 63 of the 1998 Act, as exercisable in or as regards Scotland.

SCH-1.4

4. Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9)

The Secretary of State’s functions under sections 4, 4A, 46A and 56B of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9)16(functions of being consulted by the Lord Chancellor on appointment of Special Commissioners, removal of such persons and appointments of deputy Special Commissioners; and of consenting to regulations by the Lord Chancellor about...

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