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Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

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19Travelling allowances for sheriffs principal

The Secretary of State may pay to any sheriff principal, in addition to the salary of that sheriff principal, such allowances as the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Treasury, may determine in respect of the travelling expenses incurred by the sheriff principal in the performance of the duties of his office.

20Extension of purposes for which Lord Advocate may give instructions to procurators fiscal

The purposes for which the Lord Advocate may issue instructions to procurators fiscal under section 8(1) of the Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 shall include, in addition to the purpose mentioned in the said section 8(1), the speedy and efficient disposal of business in the sheriff courts.

21Amendment of Schedule 1 to House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957

In Part I of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957 (judicial offices the holders of which are disqualified under that Act), in its application to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, for the entry relating to sheriffs, salaried sheriffs substitute and interim sheriffs substitute there shall be substituted the following entry:— Sheriff Principal or Sheriff (other than Honorary Sheriff) appointed under the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907, or Temporary Sheriff Principal or Temporary Sheriff appointed under the Sheriff Counts (Scotland) Act 1971.

22Saving for existing functions

Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Act shall affect the discharge by any person of any function lawfully held by him immediately before the commencement of this Act, except in so far as the discharge of that function is or would be inconsistent with any of those provisions or anything done thereunder.

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