Purpose and Effect
This paragraph provides that the Accountant in Bankruptcy is to be appointed by the Scottish Ministers. It further provides that the Scottish Ministers may appoint a member of staff to be his Depute and to exercise all his statutory functions when he is unable to do so. It replaces existing provision for the Secretary of State to appoint the Accountant in Bankruptcy and his staff on such terms and conditions, and to pay such remuneration and allowances as he determines, with the approval of the Treasury. This existing provision also provides for the Secretary of State to appoint a member of staff to be Depute Accountant in Bankruptcy. Powers to appoint staff are effectively replaced by section 51.