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Court of Session Act 1693

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Court of Session Act 1693

1693 c. 42

Act anent the Lords of Session their Advising with open doors

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C2This Act is listed in 12mo edition as 1693 c. 26.

Our Soveraigne Lord and Lady The King and Queens Majesties Considering that the Adviseing of Causes with open Doors is usuall in the Soveraigne Judicatories of other Nations and that the like practice here will be of advantage to the Lieges Doe with advice and consent of the Estates of Parliament Statute and Ordaine That in all tyme comeing all Bills Reports Debates Probations and others relating to processes shall be considered reasoned advised and voted by the Lords of Session with open doors where parties procurators and all others are hereby allowed to be present as they used to be formerly in time of Debates but with this restriction that in some speciall cases the saids Lords shall be allowed to cause remove all persons except the parties and their procurators and that no person presume to speake after the Lords begin to advise under the pain of imprisonment unless he be desyred by the Lords . . . F1

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