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(1)The Scottish Ministers' functions in relation to the officers mentioned in subsection (2) are transferred to the SCS.
(2)Those officers are the holders of the following offices—
(a)Accountant of Court,
(b)Principal Clerk of Session,
(c)other Clerk or officer of the Court of Session,
(d)Principal Clerk of Justiciary,
(e)Depute, Assistant or other Clerk in the Justiciary Office of the High Court of Justiciary,
(f)Macer in the Court of Session and Macer in the High Court of Justiciary,
(h)sheriff clerk depute, and
(i)clerk or assistant clerk of a justice of the peace court.
(3)Those officers are also members of the staff of the SCS and, accordingly, references in this Act to the staff of the SCS include, except where the context requires otherwise, reference to those officers.
(4)Schedule 4 contains amendments of enactments consequential on this section.
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