Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Poor Old Alex he has been sectioned
like a Kipper

Section 30(2)

Orders made under Section 30(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 allow for modifications to be made to Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act which lists those matters that are reserved to the UK Parliament, and as such defines the competence of the Scottish Parliament. The Order making power allows the Scottish Parliament's legislative competence to be altered by removing or updating existing reservations in, or by adding new ones.
Examples: Where there has been a clear case to devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament the Government has agreed to do so. An example of this was an Order taken forward in 2002 under section 30(2) which gave the Scottish Parliament legislative competence over the promotion and construction of railways that are wholly within Scotland.
Link opens in new windowS.I. 2002/1629-The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2002
An Order made under section 30(2) may also amend the list of reserved matters to reflect changes in legislation or the creation of new bodies. One such Order was S.I. 2004/3329, which added the Arts and Humanities Research Council to the list of reserved matters.



  2. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Niko.

    Even if it's poor imitation...

  3. Here is your Union:-


  4. Niko, you must be thrilled that the Labour party have finally come out of the closet and declared their undying devotion to the Tories. Civil partnership on the horizon??

  5. Mrs Lamont and Ms Davidson... a lovely couple.