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2(1)In section 9 (appointment and removal of justices) of the District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975—
(a)in subsection (2), the words from “and”, where thirdly occurring, onward are repealed;
(b)in subsection (6), for the words from “an” onward, there is substituted “if it were an instrument made under subsection (7) below removing the justice from office”;
(c)in subsection (7), for the words from “under” where it second occurs to “is” where it second occurs there is substituted “in the name of Her Majesty under the hand of the Scottish Ministers, if they are”;
(d)in subsection (9), after paragraph (b), there is inserted—
“(bb)a record of orders under section 9A(1) of this Act which have come into operation;”; and
(e)in subsection (10)—
(i)for “above” there is substituted “, (2C) or (7) above or section 11(7) of this Act”; and
(ii)for “who have been transferred to” there is substituted “whose names have been entered in”.
(2)In section 11 (ex officio justices) of that Act—
(a)after subsection (2), there is inserted—
“(2A)The name of a person appointed as an ex officio justice under subsection (2) above shall be entered in the supplemental list.”; and
(b)in subsection (7)—
(i)there is inserted at the beginning “Subject to section 12 of this Act,”; and
(ii)for the words “in like manner” to the end there is substituted “by an instrument in the name of Her Majesty under the hand of the Scottish Ministers.”.
(3)In section 15 (supplemental list) of that Act—
(a)subsections (2) and (7) are repealed; and
(b)after subsection (8) there is inserted—
“(8A)A justice whose name is, under this section, entered in the supplemental list is a signing justice within the meaning of section 9(12) of this Act.”.
(4)In section 16 (justices' committees) of that Act, after subsection (2) there is inserted—
“(2A)For the purposes of subsection (2) above, “justices” includes signing justices who are or have become such by operation of section 12 of this Act.”.
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