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EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Scotland Office, are published
separately as Bill 3—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary David Mundell has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Scotland Bill are compatible with the Convention
rights.

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Constitutional arrangements

    1. The Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government

      1. 1. The Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government

    2. The Sewel convention

      1. 2. The Sewel convention

    3. Elections etc

      1. 3. Elections

      2. 4. Power to make provision about elections

      3. 5. Timing of elections

      4. 6. Electoral registration: the digital service

      5. 7. Expenditure in connection with elections

      6. 8. Review of electoral boundaries by the Local Government Boundary
        Commission for Scotland

      7. 9. Minor and consequential amendments: elections etc

    4. Legislation by the Parliament

      1. 10. Super-majority requirement for certain legislation

      2. 11. Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998

  2. Part 2

    Tax

    1. Income tax

      1. 12. Power of Scottish Parliament to set rates of income tax

      2. 13. Amendments of Income Tax Act 2007

      3. 14. Consequential amendments: income tax

    2. Value added tax

      1. 15. Assignment of VAT

    3. Devolved taxes

      1. 16. Tax on carriage of passengers by air

      2. 17. Tax on commercial exploitation of aggregate

      3. 18. Devolved taxes: further provision

  3. Part 3

    Welfare benefits and employment support

    1. Welfare benefits

      1. 19. Disability, industrial injuries and carer’s benefits

      2. 20. Benefits for maternity, funeral and heating expenses

      3. 21. Discretionary payments: top-up of reserved benefits

      4. 22. Discretionary housing payments

      5. 23. Discretionary payments and assistance

      6. 24. Universal credit: costs of claimants who rent accommodation

      7. 25. Universal credit: persons to whom, and time when, paid

    2. Employment support

      1. 26. Employment support

    3. General

      1. 27. Functions exercisable within devolved competence

      2. 28. Universal credit: supplementary

      3. 29. Information-sharing

      4. 30. Extension of unauthorised disclosure offence

  4. Part 4

    Other legislative competence

    1. 31. Crown Estate

    2. 32. Equal opportunities

    3. 33. Tribunals

    4. 34. Roads

    5. 35. Roads: traffic signs etc

    6. 36. Roads: speed limits

    7. 37. Roads: consequential provision etc

    8. 38. Policing of railways and railway property

    9. 39. British Transport Police: cross-border public authorities

    10. 40. Onshore petroleum

    11. 41. Onshore petroleum: consequential amendments

    12. 42. Onshore petroleum: existing licences

    13. 43. Consumer advocacy and advice

    14. 44. Functions exercisable within devolved competence: consumer advocacy and
      advice

    15. 45. Gaming machines on licensed betting premises

  5. Part 5

    Other executive competence

    1. 46. Gaelic Media Service

    2. 47. Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses

    3. 48. Maritime and Coastguard Agency

    4. 49. Rail: franchising of passenger services

    5. 50. Fuel poverty: support schemes

    6. 51. Energy company obligations

    7. 52. Apportionment of targets

    8. 53. Renewable electricity incentive schemes: consultation

    9. 54. Offshore renewable energy installations

    10. 55. References to Competition and Markets Authority

  6. Part 6

    Miscellaneous

    1. 56. Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

    2. 57. Office of Communications

    3. 58. Bodies that may be required to attend before the Parliament

  7. Part 7

    General

    1. 59. Subordinate legislation under functions exercisable within devolved
      competence

    2. 60. Transfers of property etc to the Scottish Ministers

    3. 61. Transitional provision

    4. 62. Power to make consequential, transitional and saving provision

    5. 63. Commencement

    6. 64. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Disapplication of UK aggregates levy: further amendments

    2. Schedule 2

      Roads: consequential and related amendments

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