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For section 12 (disqualification in certain cases of justices who are members of local authorities) of the 1975 Act there is substituted—
(1)A member of a local authority—
(a)shall not be appointed to hold office as a full justice;
(b)may be appointed as a signing justice.
(2)A full justice who—
(a)at the coming into force of section 9 of the Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 9) is; or
(b)at any time thereafter becomes,
(1)a member of a local authority, shall thereupon become a signing justice.
(3)The name of a person—
(a)appointed as a justice under subsection (1)(b) above;
(b)who becomes a signing justice by virtue of the operation of subsection (2) above,
shall be entered in the supplemental list.
(4)In subsection (1) above—
“local authority” includes the Service Authority for the National Criminal Intelligence Service;
“full justice” and “signing justice” have the same meanings as in section 9 of this Act.”.
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