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Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991

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SCHEDULES

Section 10.

SCHEDULE 1AMENDMENT OF ENACTMENTS

Defence Act 1842 (c. 94)

1In section 15, for the words “persons within the age of twenty-one years” substitute the words “or, being persons under legal disability by reason of nonage”; and for the words “come and be at the age of twenty-one years” substitute the words “cease to be under legal disability by reason of nonage or come and be”.

2In section 27, for the words “infancy or” substitute the words “persons under legal disability by reason of nonage or of”.

Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845 (c. 19)

3In section 7, for the words “infants, minors,” wherever they occur substitute the words “persons under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

4In section 67, for the words “infant, minor,” substitute the words “persons under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

5In section 69, for the word “infancy” substitute the words “legal disability by reason of nonage”.

6In section 70, for the word “infancy” substitute the words “legal disability by reason of nonage”.

Judicial Factors Act 1849 (c. 51)

7In section 1, before the definition of the word “tutor” insert the words the word “guardian” shall mean any person appointed to be the guardian of a person who is under the age of 16 years

8In section 10, after the word “factors” insert the word “guardians”.

9In section 25(2), for the words from “person” where first occurring to “person” where second occurring substitute the words “guardian who shall, by virtue of his office, administer the estate of any person under the age of 16 years shall be subject to the provisions of this Act, but”.

10In section 27, after the word “factors” insert the word “guardians”.

11In sections 31 and 32, before the word “tutor” insert the word “guardian,”.

12In sections 33 and 34, after the word “factor” wherever it occurs insert the word “guardian”.

13In section 36, before the word “tutories” insert the word “guardianships,”.

14In section 37, before the word “tutor” insert the word “guardian,”.

15In section 40, before the word “tutors” wherever it occurs insert the word “guardians,”.

Improvement of Land Act 1864 (c. 114)

16In section 18, for the words “an infant or infants, or a minor or minors” substitute the words “a person under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

17In section 24, for the words “infants, minors” substitute the words “persons under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

18In section 68, for the word “infant” substitute the words “person under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

Titles to Land Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1868 (c. 101)

19In section 24, for the words “pupil, minor” wherever they occur substitute the words “person under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

20In section 62, for the words “in nonage” substitute the words “under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

21In section 119, for the words “of full age, or in pupillarity or minority, or although he should be subject to any legal incapacity” substitute the words “subject to any legal incapacity or not”.

Colonial Stock Act 1877 (c. 59)

22In section 26 (definitions) after the definition of “colony” there shall be inserted—

The expression “infant”, in relation to Scotland, means a person under legal disability by reason of nonage, and the expression “infancy” shall be construed accordingly:

Heritable Securities (Scotland) Act 1894 (c. 44)

23In section 13, for the words “in pupillarity or minority, or subject to any legal incapacity” substitute the words “subject to any legal disability by reason of nonage or otherwise”; and after the word “curators,” insert the word “guardians”.

Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (c. 60)

24In section 55(1), for the word “infancy” substitute the words “legal disability by reason of nonage”.

Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921 (c. 58)

25In section 2, in the definitions of “trust” and “trust deed”, after the word “curator” insert the word “guardian”, and, in the definition of “trustee”, for the words from “tutor” to “curator” substitute the words “tutor, curator, guardian (including a father or mother acting as guardian of a child under the age of 16 years)”.

Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924 (c. 27)

26In section 41(1), for the words from “in pupillarity” to “incapacity” substitute the words “subject to any legal disability by reason of nonage or otherwise”.

Trusts (Scotland) Act 1961 (c. 57)

27In section 1, in subsection (1)(a) after the word “who” insert the words “because of any legal disability”, and, in subsection (2), for the words “over the age of pupillarity” substitute the words “of or over the age of 16 years”.

Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 49)

28In section 20(3)(c), for “18” substitute “16”.

29In section 43(10), for the words “tutor or curator” substitute the word “guardian”.

National Loans Act 1968 (c. 13)

30In section 14(5)(a), for the words from “of unsound” to “disability” substitute the words “under legal disability by reason of nonage or otherwise”.

Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49)

31In section 16(11)(c), for the words “tutor or curator” substitute the word “guardian”.

32In section 18(4), for the words “tutor or curator of an infant” substitute the words “guardian of a child”.

Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9)

33In section 73, for the words “parent, guardian or tutor” substitute the words “parent or guardian”.

34In section 118(1), in the appropriate alphabetical position, insert the following definition—

“infant”, in relation to Scotland, except in section 73 of this Act, means a person under legal disability by reason of nonage, and, in the said section 73, means a person under the age of 18 years.

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (c. 58)

35In section 37(2A), for the words “tutory, curatory” substitute the word “guardianship”.

Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 28)

36In section 65(1), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “guardian” for the words “tutory, curatory” substitute the word “guardianship”.

Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981 (c. 59)

37In section 7(1)(d), for the words “a minor” substitute the words “under legal disability by reason of nonage”.

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

38In Schedule 9, in paragraph 3 for the words “tutory and curatory” substitute the words “guardianship of children”.

Companies Act 1985 (c. 6)

39In sections 203(1), 327(2)(b) and 328(8), for the words “pupil or minor” substitute the words “person under the age of 18 years”.

Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 37)

40In section 2(4)(c)(i), for the words “father or mother” substitute the words “parent or guardian”.

Law Reform (Parent and Child) (Scotland) Act 1986 (c. 9)

41For section 4 substitute the following section—

4Power of parent to appoint guardian

The parent of a child may appoint any person to be guardian of the child after his death, but any such appointment shall be of no effect unless—

(a)the appointment is in writing and signed by the parent; and

(b)the parent at the time of his death was guardian of the child or would have been such guardian if he had survived until after the birth of the child.

42In section 6(2), for the words “pupil child” substitute the words “child under the age of 16 years”; and for the word “tutor” substitute the word “guardian”.

43In section 8, in paragraph (a) of the definition of “child” after the words “in relation to” insert the word “guardianship,” and in paragraph (d) for the words from “custody” to “curatory” substitute the words “guardianship, custody or access”; and in the definition of “parental rights” for the words “tutory, curatory” substitute the word “guardianship”.

Family Law Act 1986 (c. 55)

44In section 1(1)(b)(ix), for the words “tutory or curatory” substitute the word “guardianship”.

45In section 16, in subsections (1) and (4) for the words “tutory or curatory” substitute the word “guardianship” and for the words “pupil or minor” substitute the word “child”; and in subsection (2) for the words “factor loco tutoris” substitute the words “judicial factor”.

46In section 18(2), for the words “tutory or curatory of a pupil or minor” substitute the words “guardianship of a child”.

47In section 35(4)(b), for the words “tutor or curator” substitute the word “guardian”.

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)

48In section 663(2), for the words “pupil or minor” substitute the words “person under the age of 18 years”.

Section 10.

SCHEDULE 2REPEALS

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1474 c. 6.The Tutors Act 1474.The whole Act.
1672 c. 2.The Tutors and Curators Act 1672.The whole Act.
1681 c. 85.The Oaths of Minors Act 1681.The whole Act.
1696 c. 8.The Tutors and Curators Act 1696.The whole Act.
12 & 13 Vict. c. 51.The Judicial Factors Act 1849.In section 1, the words “factor loco tutoris”, “to any pupil” where first occurring and “pupil or” where second occurring.In section 25(1), the words “to any pupil” where first occurring and “pupil or” where second occurring.In section 26, the words “to a pupil” and “pupils or”.Section 30.In section 31, the words “loco tutoris”.
31 & 32 Vict. c.101.The Titles to Land Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1868.In section 3, the words “factors loco tutoris”.In section 119, the words “whether of full age or in pupillarity or minority, or”.In section 121, the words “in pupillarity or minority or”.Section 139.
43 & 44 Vict. c. 4.The Judicial Factors (Scotland) Act 1880.In section 3, the words “a factor loco tutoris”.
52 & 53 Vict. c. 39.The Judicial Factors (Scotland) Act 1889.Section 11.
55 & 56 Vict. c. 4.The Betting and Loans (Infants) Act 1892.The whole Act.
23 & 24 Geo.5 c. 41.The Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933.Section 12.
12, 13 & 14 Geo.6 c.75.The Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1949.In section 84, the words “a pupil or a minor or is”.
9 & 10 Eliz.2 c. 57.The Trusts (Scotland) Act 1961.In section 1, in subsection (2) the words “(whether acting with the concurrence of a curator, administrator-at-law, or other guardian or not)” and subsection (3).
1964 c. 41.The Succession (Scotland) Act 1964.Section 28.
1965 c. 49.The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965.In section 20(3), paragraph (b).In section 43, in subsections (5), (6) and (7) the words from “and under” to “over eighteen years of age”.In section 56(1), the definitions of “guardian” and “tutor or curator”.
1968 c. 49.The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.In section 94(1), in the definition of “guardian” the words “tutor, curator or”.
1973 c. 29.The Guardianship Act 1973.In section 13(1), the definition of “guardian”.
1974 c. 39.The Consumer Credit Act 1974.In section 189(1), the definition of “minor”.
1974 c. 53.The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.In section 7(2), the words “including a pupil child”.
1975 c. 45.The Finance (No. 2) Act 1975.In section 73(5), the words “pupil or”.
1975 c. 72.The Children Act 1975.In section 47(2), the words “tutor, curator” in each place where they occur.
1978 c. 28.The Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978.In section 12(3)(a)(ii), the words “tutor, curator or other”.
1979 c. 54.The Sale of Goods Act 1979.In section 3, in subsection (2) the words “to a minor or” and in subsection (3) the words “minor or other”.
1982 c. 50.The Insurance Companies Act 1982.In section 7(8), the definition of “minor” in relation to Scotland.In section 31(7), the definition of “minor” in relation to Scotland.
1984 c. 37.The Child Abduction Act 1984.In section 6(7), the words from “a tutor” to “1986 or”.
1985 c. 37.The Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985.In section 2(4), in paragraph (b) the words “or the curator of a minor who is an incapax” and in paragraph (c) head (ii).
1986 c. 9.The Law Reform (Parent and Child) (Scotland) Act 1986.Section 3(3).In section 8, in the definition of “child” paragraphs (b) and (c), and the definitions of “curator” and “tutor”.In Schedule 1, in paragraph 9 in sub-paragraph (2) the words from “and for” to the end, and in sub-paragraph (6) the words from “for the words” where first occurring to “and”; and paragraphs 11, 12, 14(1)(b) and 20(b).
1986 c. 33.The Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986.In section 16, in paragraph (b) of the definition of “guardian” the words “tutor, curator or”.

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