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1(1)In this schedule—
“the 1975 Act” means the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 30),
“the 1993 Act” means the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 (c. 46),
“the 1999 Order” means the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Complaints of Maladministration) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1351),
“the HAOS” means the employee of Scottish Homes appointed by it to be the Housing Association Ombudsman for Scotland,
“the Terms of Reference” means the Terms of Reference for the exercise of the functions of the HAOS adopted by Scottish Homes on 7th March 1994 and as amended from time to time.
(2)References in this schedule to an existing Commissioner are references to any of the following office-holders, namely—
(a)the Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland, established by section 21 of the 1975 Act,
(b)the Health Service Commissioner for Scotland, continued in existence by section 1 of the 1993 Act,
(c)the Scottish Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration appointed under article 4 of the 1999 Order.
(3)References in this schedule to an existing complaints enactment are references to any of the following enactments, namely—
(a)Part II of the 1975 Act,
(b)the 1993 Act,
(c)the 1999 Order.
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