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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Part 3 – Consequential repeal, etc

278.The consequential repeals in Part 3 of schedule 4 concern standalone tribunals which are liable to transfer in to the general Scottish Tribunals structure under the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014.

Paragraph 4 - Lands Tribunal Act 1949

279.Paragraph 4 repeals the provision within the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 that requires the Scottish Ministers to provide administrative support for the Lands Tribunal.

Paragraph 5 – Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

280.Paragraph 5 repeals the provision within the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 that requires the Scottish Ministers to provide administrative support and accommodation for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.

Paragraph 6 – Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

281.Paragraph 6 repeals the provision within the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 that requires the Scottish Ministers to provide property, staff and services to the President and tribunals known as the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland.

Paragraph 7 – Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

282.Paragraph 7 repeals the provision within the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 that requires the Scottish Ministers to provide property, staff and services for a Scottish Charity Appeals Panel.

Paragraph 8 – Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

283.Paragraph 8 repeals the provision within the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 that requires the Scottish Ministers to provide administrative support for the Scottish Tribunals.

Paragraph 9 - Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

284.Paragraph 9(2) repeals section 58 of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014. Section 58 provides for the Scottish Ministers to provide administrative support to the Scottish Tax Tribunals. Paragraph (3) replaces the reference to members of staff of the tax tribunals in section 59(2)(b) with a reference to the staff of the SCTS and removes the reference in section 59(2)(c) to personnel supplied under section 58. The effect is that members of staff of the SCTS must have regard to guidance issued by the President of the Scottish Tax Tribunals about the administration of those Tribunals.

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