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Criminal Appeal (Scotland) Act 1926

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12Quorum procedure and sitting of the Court, & c

(1)For the purpose of hearing and determining any appeal or other proceeding under this Act three of the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary shall be a quorum of the Court, and the determination of any question under this Act by the Court shall be according to the votes of the majority of the members of the Court sitting, including the presiding judge, and each judge so sitting shall be entitled to pronounce a separate opinion.

(2)The Court shall hold both during Session and during Vacation such sittings for the disposal of appeals and other proceedings under this Act as may be necessary.

(3)The provisions of this section shall apply to oases certified to the High Court of Justiciary by a single judge of the said Court and to appeals by way of advocation from the Sheriff Court in like manner as they apply to appeals under this Act.

(4)the provision substituted as regards Scotland by subsection (5) of section seventeen of the Prevention of Crime Act, 1908, for section eleven thereof is hereby repealed except as regards persons convicted on or before the thirty-first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

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