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Scotland Act 1998

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Head L – Miscellaneous
  • L1. Judicial remuneration[Section L1.]

    Determination of the remuneration of—

    (a)

    judges of the Court of Session,

    (b)

    sheriffs principal and sheriffs,

    (c)

    members of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, and

    (d)

    the Chairman of the Scottish Land Court.

  • L2. Equal opportunities[Section L2.]

    Equal opportunities, including the subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Equal Pay Act 1970,

    (b)

    the Sex Discrimination Act 1975,

    (c)

    the Race Relations Act 1976, and

    (d)

    the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

    Exceptions

    The encouragement (other than by prohibition or regulation) of equal opportunities, and in particular of the observance of the equal opportunity requirements.

    Imposing duties on—

    (a)

    any office-holder in the Scottish Administration, or any Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions, to make arrangements with a view to securing that the functions of the office-holder or authority are carried out with due regard to the need to meet the equal opportunity requirements, or

    (b)

    any cross-border public authority to make arrangements with a view to securing that its Scottish functions are carried out with due regard to the need to meet the equal opportunity requirements.

    Interpretation

    “Equal opportunities” means the prevention, elimination or regulation of discrimination between persons on grounds of sex or marital status, on racial grounds, or on grounds of disability, age, sexual orientation, language or social origin, or of other personal attributes, including beliefs or opinions, such as religious beliefs or political opinions.

    “Equal opportunity requirements” means the requirements of the law for the time being relating to equal opportunities.

    “Scottish functions” means functions which are exercisable in or as regards Scotland and which do not relate to reserved matters.

  • L3. Control of weapons[Section L3.]

    Control of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

  • L4. Ordnance survey[Section L4.]

    The subject-matter of the Ordnance Survey Act 1841.

  • L5. Time[Section L5.]

    Timescales, time zones and the subject-matter of the Summer Time Act 1972.

    The calendar; units of time; the date of Easter.

    Exceptions

    The computation of periods of time.

    The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    section 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (bank holidays), and

    (b)

    the Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990.

  • L6. Outer space[Section L6.]

    Regulation of activities in outer space.

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