SCHEDULE 8, Paragraph 29: Scottish Land Court Act 1993
Purpose and Effect
This paragraph amends the Scottish Land Court Act 1993 to provide that it is for the First Minister to make recommendations to The Queen on the appointment of members of the Scottish Land Court and adds a new subsection requiring the First Minister to consult the Lord President of the Court of Session before recommending a person as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court.
The Scottish Land Court Act 1993 consolidates certain enactments relating to the constitution and proceedings of the Scottish Land Court. Section 1(2) of the 1993 Act provides for the appointment and number of members of the Court and for the appointment of the Chairman.
Details of Provisions
Paragraph 29 provides that in section 1 of the Scottish Land Court Act 1993 (the Scottish Land Court):
Paragraph 29(a) provides that the First Minister will take over from the Secretary of State the function of recommending to Her Majesty persons for the appointment as members of the Scottish Land Court and paragraph 29(b) requires him to consult the Lord President before recommending a person for appointment as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court.