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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-22676: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what work is being done to ensure that the remaining sections of the Prescriptions (Scotland) Act 2018 come into force, and by what date these provisions will commence.

Answered by: Ash Denham 3 May 2019

Commencement provisions for the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 raise a number of important and complex issues, including, but not limited to, the appropriate duration for any transitional period given the range of statutory obligations that would be subject to a shortened period of prescription. The Scottish Government are currently in discussions with stakeholders about these issues. The intention is to lay the Commencement Order as soon as practicable.