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(1)It is no longer competent to institute in district courts proceedings—
(b)brought by persons authorised by,
or otherwise brought on behalf of or by a local authority.
(2)Any such proceedings so instituted prior to, and continuing on the date of coming into force of this Act shall, unless taken over on or before that date by the procurator fiscal, be treated as if the diet had been deserted simpliciter on that date.
(3)In this section, “local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).
The schedule to this Act, which makes minor amendments and amendments consequential on the provisions of this Act, has effect.
This Act may be cited as the Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.
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