5 Registration districts and registration authorities.S
(1)For the purposes of this Act Scotland shall be divided into districts (in this Act referred to as “registration districts”).
(2)Subject to the next following section, the said districts shall be the districts constituted as districts for registration purposes immediately before the commencement of this Act.
[F1(3)For each registration district there shall be a local registration authority which shall be the local authority in whose area the registration office or the principal premises of that office are, immediately before the commencement of section 51 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, situated.]
(4)References in this Act to the area of a local registration authority are references to the area consisting of all the registration districts for which that authority is the local registration authority.
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