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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of this section is to exempt any conveyance, transfer or lease made to the Scottish Ministers, Lord Advocate or the SPCB from liability for stamp duty in the same way that such conveyances etc. to a Minister of the Crown are exempt.  This section provides for references to a Minister of the Crown in section 55 of the Finance Act 1987 (which provides for Crown exemption from stamp duty) to be read as including the Scottish Ministers, the Lord Advocate and the Scottish Parliamentary Composite Body.

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