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Queen’s Printer for Scotland: annual report 2018-2019

Friday December 13th, 2019

Queen’s Printer for Scotland (QPS) yearly report covering the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.flag_3570425Large

The role of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland

The role of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland (QPS) was established under section 92 of the Scotland Act 19981 as a non-ministerial office holder and member of staff of the Scottish Administration, with effect from 1 July 1999.

The Scotland Act states that the office of Queen’s Printer for Scotland shall be held by the Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament. These offices are held by the Keeper of Public Records; the Chief Executive of The National Archives, Jeff James, who was appointed as Queen’s Printer for Acts of Parliament on 1 July 2017 by Letters Patent. The functions of the QPS are carried out from within The National Archives.

The QPS is responsible for overseeing the publication of primary and secondary Scottish legislation, the production and publication of Explanatory Notes to Acts of the Scottish Parliament (ASPs), and the publication of lists, including amendment lists, and annual editions of instruments. The QPS has also published Policy Notes for Scottish Statutory Instruments (SSIs), since October 2012.

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