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National Library of Scotland Act 1925

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TRANSITORY PROVISIONS

13First meeting of Board

(1)With a view to the timeous appointment of members of the Board, the Keeper of the Advocates' Library shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, send a copy of this Act to the Clerk to the Senate of the University of St. Andrews, the Clerk to the Senate of the University of Glasgow, the Secretary of the University of Aberdeen, the Secretary of the University of Edinburgh, the Clerk to the Convention of Royal Burghs, the Clerk to the Association of County Councils in Scotland, and the Clerk to the Association of Education Authorities in Scotland.

(2)Intimation of the first appointments of appointed members shall be made to the said Keeper.

(3)The first meeting of the Board shall be held in Edinburgh, at a place and time not being later than three months after the passing of this Act, to be fixed by the chairman of the Board. Written notice of the place and time so fixed shall be given by the said Keeper to the ex-officio and the appointed members and the life member of the Board.

(4)Until otherwise provided by regulation of the Board, nine members present at any meeting of the Board shall be a quorum, and the proceedings at the first meeting shall not be invalidated by the circumstance that the full number of appointed members of the Board have not been appointed.

(5)At the first meeting of the Board or at any adjournment thereof the members present shall proceed to co-opt five Trustees in accordance with the provisions of the Schedule to this Act, and to make regulations with respect to the subsequent meetings and procedure of the Board.

14Transfer of existing officers

For the purpose of carrying out the conditions on which the Faculty resolved to transfer to the nation as a free gift the contents of the Advocates' Library as in this Act provided, the following provisions shall have effect:—

(1)As from the appointed day, the Keeper of the Advocates' Library shall become the first librarian of the Library, and such of the assistants in the employment of the Faculty in connection with the Advocates' Library as the said Keeper, with the consent of the Treasury, may determine, not being persons to be retained in the employment of the Faculty in connection with their Law Library, shall become officers of the Board, and the said librarian and officers shall be deemed to be permanent civil servants of the State and shall be paid such salaries or remuneration as the Treasury approve :

(2)A person transferred to the service of the Board under this section shall vacate his office not later than the end of the completed year of service in the course of which he attains the age of seventy years:

(3)The provisions of the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1919, shall apply to persons so transferred as if they had entered the Civil Service with a certificate from the Civil Service Commissioners after the passing of the Superannuation Act, 1909:

Provided that the service of a person so transferred shall be reckoned for the purpose of computing any superannuation allowance, additional allowance, or gratuity, in accordance with the said Acts from the commencement of his employment by the Faculty, or from his eighteenth birthday, whichever is the later:

(4)Notwithstanding anything contained in the immediately preceding subsection, the annual superannuation allowance to be granted to the first Librarian shall, if he continues to serve until he attains the age of seventy years, be of the amount of £600, or if he retires before attaining the said age, be of such lesser amount as the Treasury may determine to be a reason able proportion of the said amount of £600.

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