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Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976

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7Rules

(1)The Lord Advocate may, by rules, provide in relation to inquiries under this Act—

(a)as to the form of any document to be used in or for the purposes of such inquiries ;

(b)for the representation, on such conditions as may be specified in the rules, of any person who is entitled by virtue of this Act to appear at the inquiry;

(c)for the authorisation by the sheriff of the taking and holding in safe custody of anything which it may be considered necessary to produce ;

(d)for the inspection by the sheriff or any person authorised by him of any land, premises, article, or other thing;

(e)that written statements and reports may, on such conditions as may be specified in the rules, be admissible in lieu of parole evidence ;

(f)as to the duties, remuneration and other conditions of appointment of any assessor summoned under section 4 of this Act, and for keeping of lists of persons willing to act as such;

(g)as to intimation of the holding of the inquiry ;

(h)as to the payment of fees to solicitors and expenses to witnesses and havers;

(i)as to the payment of a fee by a person obtaining a copy of the determination of the sheriff or a copy of the transcript of the evidence ;

(j)as to the period within which a person entitled may obtain a copy of the transcript of the evidence at the inquiry;

(k)as to such other matters relating to procedure as the Lord Advocate thinks appropriate,

(2)The power to make rules conferred by any provision of this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

(3)Rules made by the Lord Advocate under this Act may contain such incidental, consequential and supplemental provisions as appear to him to be necessary or proper for bringing the rules into operation and giving full effect thereto.

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