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(1)The following modifications of this Act shall apply in relation to a Scottish Law Officer who is not a member of the Parliament.
(2)Any reference in this Act to the date on which a member was returned shall be construed, in relation to such a Scottish Law Officer, as—
(a)in the case where there is a general election and a person who was a Scottish Law Officer before that election continues in the same office after that election, the date of the poll at that election; or
(b)in any other case, the date when that Scottish Law Officer was appointed to that office,
and any reference in this Act to “being returned as a member” shall be construed accordingly.
(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)(a), a Scottish Law Officer shall be regarded as continuing in office after an election if no other person is appointed to that office within 28 days after the date of the poll at that election.
(4)Section 3(4) shall not apply and, for the purposes of section 3(3), the relevant date, in relation to such a Scottish Law Officer, is the date which is 60 days after the date mentioned in subsection (2)(a) or the date which is 30 days after the date mentioned in subsection (2)(b), according to whichever applies.
(5)Section 9(5) shall not apply but the Clerk shall delete the entry relating to such a Scottish Law Officer, on the date when that person either ceases to be appointed to, or ceases to be deemed to continue in, that office.
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