Law Reform (Parent and Child) (Scotland) Act 1986

8 Interpretation.S

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the following meanings respectively assigned to them—

  • action for declarator” includes an application for declarator contained in other proceedings [F1 but does not include an appeal under section 20 (Appeals) of the Child Support Act 1991 made to the court by virtue of an order made under section 45 (jurisdictions of courts in certain proceedings) of that Act];

  • F2. . .

  • the court” means the Court of Session or the sheriff;

  • F3 . . .

  • deed” means any disposition, contract, instrument or writing whether inter vivos or mortis causa;

  • non-parentage” means that a person is not or was not the parent, or is not or was not the child, of another person;

  • parent” includes natural parent;

  • parentage” means that a person is or was the parent, or is or was the child, of another person;

  • F4. . .

  • F5 . . .

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 8 definition of "action for declarator" inserted (5.4.1993) by S.I. 1993/961, art. 8.

F2Definition repealed (1.11.1996) by 1995 c. 36, s. 105(5), Sch. 5 (with s. 103(1)); S.I. 1996/2203, art. 3(3), Sch. Table

F4Definition repealed (1.11.1996) by 1995 c. 36, s. 105(5), Sch. 5 (with s. 103(1)); S.I. 1996/2203, art. 3(3), Sch. Table

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 8: definition of "parental rights" applied by Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 50, SIF 49:8), s. 9 (with s. 1(3)).