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1In section 5 (whole-time clerks) of the Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927—
(a)the words “, and such clerks or other assistants are in this Act referred to as whole-time clerks” are repealed,
(b)the remaining words become subsection (1),
(c)after that subsection there is inserted—
“(2)The Scottish Ministers may appoint to a justice of the peace court such clerks and assistant clerks as they consider necessary.
(3)The clerks and assistants mentioned in subsections (1) and (2) above are referred to in this Act as whole-time clerks.”.
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