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Homicide Act 1957

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Part IVApplication to, and special provisions for, Scotland

13Application of Parts I and III to Scotland

(1)Part I and, subject to subsection (2) of this section, Part III of this Act shall not extend to Scotland.

(2)Section eleven of this Act shall extend to Scotland, with the omission of subsection (2) and with the substitution in subsection (3) of a reference to the Edinburgh Gazette for the reference to the London Gazette and of a reference to the report or deliverance of the sheriff or sheriff substitute for the reference to the coroner's inquisition.

(3)Subsection (1) of this section does not affect courts-martial.

14Amendment as to penalty for certain attempts to murder

The Criminal Law (Scotland) Act, 1829 (which makes punishable by death certain crimes of violence against Her Majesty's subjects), shall have effect with the substitution for any reference to a sentence of death of a reference to a sentence of imprisonment for life.

15Amendment as to period within which date of execution is to be fixed

Section two of the Criminal Law (Scotland) Act, 1830 (which provides for the date of execution to be fixed within different periods according to whether the sentence is pronounced north or south of the Forth), shall have effect, in the case of a sentence of death for murder, as if the words " if pronounced in Edinburgh or in any other part of Scotland to the southward of the firth or river of Forth " and the words from " and if pronounced " to the end of the section were omitted.

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