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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This paragraph makes amendments to the Crown Suits (Scotland) Act 1857 consequential to the establishment of the Scottish Administration and of the post of Advocate General for Scotland.  It amends the 1857 Act to enable actions by or against the Scottish Administration to run in the name of the Lord Advocate while actions by or against the UK Government may be brought by or against the Advocate General.

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