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(1)Section 3 (sheriff court districts and places where sheriff courts are to be held) of the 1971 Act is amended as follows.
(2)After subsection (2) insert—
“(2A)An order under subsection (2) above may be made only with the consent of—
(a)the Lord President of the Court of Session, and
(b)the Scottish Court Service.
(2B)Before consenting to the making of such an order, the Scottish Court Service must consult such persons as it considers appropriate.”.
(3)In subsection (4), for “Secretary of State” in the first place those words appear substitute “Scottish Court Service”.
(4)After subsection (5) insert—
“(5A)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (2) above is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.”.
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