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Scotland Act 1998

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This section forms part of a set of sections dealing with property matters.  Sections 59 and 61 make provision for the holding of property and liabilities by the Scottish Ministers and the Lord Advocate.  Sections 60 and 62 enable subordinate legislation to provide for the transfer of certain property and liabilities to the Scottish Ministers in connection with the exercise of their devolved functions and to the Lord Advocate in connection with the exercise of his retained functions.  Section 123 extends the exemption from payment of stamp duty to the Scottish Ministers, the Lord Advocate and the Scottish Parliamentary Composite Body.

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