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Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2014

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 29

Court Of Session

Sheriff Court

Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2014

Made

4th February 2014

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

6th February 2014

Coming into force

17th March 2014

The Lords of Council and Session, under and by virtue of the powers conferred on them by section 75 of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, do hereby enact and declare:

Citation, commencement etc.

1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) (Amendment) 2014.

(2) It comes into force on 17th March 2014.

(3) A certified copy of this Act of Sederunt is to be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

Amendment of 1991 Rules

2.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) 1991(2) is amended in accordance with the following subparagraphs.

(2) In rule 3 (qualification as officer of court), omit—

(a)paragraph 1(a) and (b);

(b)paragraph (2); and

(c)paragraph (4).

(3) In rule 7(3) (applications for recommendation for commission as messenger-at-arms), omit paragraphs (7) and (8).

(4) In rule 8(4) (application for commission as sheriff officer), omit paragraphs (12) and (13).

BRIAN GILL

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

4th February 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Act of Sederunt)

This Act of Sederunt amends the Act of Sederunt (Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Rules) 1991 by removing the compulsory minimum and retirement ages for officers of court.

(1)

1987 c.18. Section 75 was amended by the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), Schedule 4, Part 1, paragraph 2(a) and (b).

(3)

Rule 7 was amended by S.I. 1998/2636 (S.127).

(4)

Rule 8 was amended by S.I. 1998/2636 (S.127).

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