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After section 1 of the M1District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975 there shall be inserted the following section—
(1)Where it appears to the Secretary of State that—
(a)there is insufficient business for the district court in a particular commission area; and
(b)such insufficiency of business is likely to continue,
he may by order provide that the district court for that area cease to exist on a specified date.
(2)Where it appears to the Secretary of State that, in a commission area in which there is no district court, there is likely to be sufficient business to justify the establishment of such a court, he may by order provide for the establishment of such a court in that area on a specified date.
(3)An order under subsection (1) or (2) above may contain all such provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient for rendering the order of full effect and any incidental, supplemental or consequential provisions which appear to him to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the order, including, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing words, provisions amending, repealing or revoking any enactment (whether passed or made before or after the commencement of this enactment).
(4)Before making an order under subsection (1) or (2) above, the Secretary of State shall consult the district or islands council for the area concerned, and such other persons as appear to him to have an interest in the proposed order.
(5)Orders under subsection (1) or (2) above shall be made by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”.
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In the M2District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975—
(a)at the end of subsection (7) of section 11 (which relates to ex officio justices) there shall be inserted the words “ and, notwithstanding that he remains a duly nominated member of the authority, may be removed from office in like manner as a justice appointed under that section. ”;
(b)in subsection (2) of section 15 (which relates to the supplemental list of justices), at the end of paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—
“(aa)that by reason of the justice’s conduct it is expedient that he should cease to exercise judicial functions as a justice for the area; or”
In the M3Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act 1956—
(a)in subsection (1)(a) of section 40 (which relates to penalties) the words from “or to imprisonment” to “offence is continued” shall cease to have effect ;
(b)in subsection (1)(b) the words from “and”, where it occurs for the second time, to the end shall cease to have effect ;
(c)in subsection (8A) of section 56 (which specifies certain maximum penalties)—
(i)in paragraph (a) the words “or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both” shall cease to have effect ; and
(ii)in paragraph (b)(i) the words “or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both” shall cease to have effect.
(1)In section 71AA of the M4Army Act 1955 and the M5Air Force Act 1955 respectively and section 43AA of the M6Naval Discipline Act 1957 (custodial orders), after subsection (6A) in each case there shall be substituted the following subsection—
“(6B)Section 12 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1963 (supervision of young offenders following release) shall apply to persons released from a term of detention under a custodial order as it applies to those releases from a term of detention imposed under section 207 or section 415 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975.”.
(2)In paragraph 10 of Schedule 5A to the M7Army Act 1955 and to the M8Air Force Act 1955 respectively and Schedule 4A to the M9Naval Discipline Act 1957 (custodial orders), after sub-paragraph (6A) in each case there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—
“(6B)Section 12 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1963 (supervision of young offenders following release) shall apply to persons released from a term of detention under a custodial order as ot applies to those released from a term of detention imposed under section 207 or section 415 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975.”
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