(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order, made under the Scotland Act 1998 (c 46), provides for the functions of a Minister of the Crown described below, so far as they are exercisable by that Minister in or as regards Scotland, to be exercisable by the Scottish Ministers concurrently with the Minister of the Crown.
Article 2 of the Order provides that the functions of providing financial assistance conferred on a Minister of the Crown by sections 7 and 8(1) of the Industrial Development Act 1982 (c 52) shall be exercisable in or as regards Scotland by the Scottish Ministers concurrently with a Minister of the Crown. The exercise of the functions is subject to the restriction specified in the Schedule to the Order that the functions may only be exercised in respect of shipping services carrying passengers between the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Article 3 provides for certain general modifications of enactments in connection with provision made by the Order.