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National Assistance Act 1948

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65General provisions as to application to Scotland

Subject to any express provision contained in this Act, the following provisions shall have effect for the general application thereof to Scotland:—

(a)references to counties and the councils thereof shall be construed, in relation to counties combined for the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) of section one hundred and eighteen of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947, as references to the combined county and the joint county council;

(b)a small burgh, as defined in the said Act of 1047, shall, for the purposes of any prevision conferring functions on county councils and town councils of large burghs only, be deemed to be included in the county in the area of which it is situated;

(c)for any reference to a court of summary jurisdiction there shall be substituted a reference to the sheriff;

(d)for any reference to a complaint there shall be substituted a reference to an application, and the expression

defendantmeans respondent in any such application;

(e)the expression " local authority " means in subsection (3) of section two of this Act a county, town or district council, and elsewhere a county or town council.

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