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Law Commissions Act 1965

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2 The Scottish Law Commission.U.K.

(1)For the purpose of promoting the reform of the law of Scotland, there shall be constituted in accordance with this section a body of Commissioners, to be known as the Scottish Law Commission, consisting of a Chairman and not more than four other Commissioners appointed by . . . F1 the [F2Scottish Ministers].

(2)The persons appointed to be Commissioners shall be persons appearing to . . . F1 the [F2Scottish Ministers] to be suitably qualified by the holding of judicial office or by experience as an advocate or solicitor or as a teacher of law in a university.

(3)A person appointed to be a Commissioner shall be appointed for such term (not exceeding five years) and subject to such conditions as may be determined by . . . F1 the [F2Scottish Ministers] at the time of his appointment; but a Commissioner may at any time resign his office, and a person who ceases to be a Commissioner shall be eligible for reappointment.

(4)A person who holds judicial office may be appointed as a Commissioner without relinquishing that office, but shall not (unless otherwise provided by the terms of his appointment) be required to perform his duties as the holder of that office while he remains a member of the Commission.

[F3(5) Subsection (4) above shall have effect, in relation to a salaried [ F4 sheriff], notwithstanding anything in [ F5 section 6 of the M1 Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971] (which among other things prohibits such a [ F4 sheriff] from being appointed to any office except such office as shall be by statute attached to the office of [ F4 sheriff]). ]

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F1Words repealed by S.I. 1972/2002 art. 3(3)(b)

F2Words in s. 2(1)-(3) substituted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1820, arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 2 Pt. I para. 36(2)

F5Words substituted by virtue of Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) s. 17(2)(a)

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