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Scotland Act 1998


This Section reserves only the determination of the level of the salaries of the holders of certain specified judicial posts in Scotland.  The responsibility for determining their level rests with the UK Government.  Payment of salaries is not covered by the reservation.  The Scottish Ministers are therefore responsible for paying the salaries, which are charged on the Scottish Consolidated Fund.  The determination of judicial pensions is a reserved matter as a consequence of the reservation of occupational and personal pensions at Section F3 and the UK Ministers will therefore retain their current statutory responsibilities for pensions in respect of the specified posts as well as others.

The reservation should be read with section 95 of the Act which provides for the appointment and dismissal of judges of the Court of Session.

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