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(1)Any two justices of the peace may appoint such persons as may be nominated for the purpose by the Minister to be special constables on any premises for the time being vested in the Minister or under his control.
(2)Every person so appointed shall be sworn in by the justices duly to execute the office of a constable on the premises aforesaid, and when so sworn in shall, on those premises, have the powers and privileges and be liable to the duties and responsibilities of a constable.
(3)Special constables appointed under this section shall be under the exclusive control of the Minister, and the Minister shall have power to suspend or terminate the appointment of any such special constable.
(4)In the application of this section to Scotland, references to two justices of the peace shall be construed as references to the magistrates of a burgh or to the council of a county, as the case may be, and references to swearing in shall be construed as references to making a declaration in the form and manner prescribed in section seventy-nine of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892, and section eleven of the Police (Scotland) Act, 1857, respectively.
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