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Scotland Act 1998

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Section 55 of the Finance Act 1987 provides for exemption from stamp duty under Schedule 1 of the Stamp Act 1891 in respect of any conveyance, transfer or lease made or agreed to be made to a Minister of the Crown or the Solicitor for the affairs of Her Majesty’s Treasury.

This section provides that any references in section 55 of the 1987 Act to a Minister of the Crown should be read as including the Scottish Ministers, the Lord Advocate and the Scottish Parliamentary Composite Body.

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