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An Act to make provision in regard to the office of Lord Clerk Register of Scotland, and for other purposes.
[11th August 1879]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1 no salary or emoluments shall be attached to the office of Lord Clerk Register of Scotland.
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The Lord Clerk Register shall continue to be one of the officers of state of Scotland, and shall have the same status and precedence as heretofore; but save as herein provided, no rights, authorities, privileges, or duties shall be attached to the office of Lord Clerk Register.
The Lord Clerk Register shall as heretofore be Keeper of the Signet, and shall continue to have all the rights, authorities, privileges, and duties belonging to the office of such keeper, including the right of appointing a deputy keeper and the officers in the Signet Office.
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Provided that . . . F6 the Keeper of the General Register of Sasines and the General Register of Hornings, Inhibitions, and Adjudications shall be relieved of all responsibility in respect of neglects, omissions, errors, or breaches of duty in the registration of writs in the said registers other than such as may in law attach to him in respect of neglects, omissions, errors, or breaches of duty in his own person or by his own default or direction.
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All minutes and regulations made in pursuance of this Act shall be laid before Parliament within one month after they are made, if Parliament be then sitting, and if Parliament be not then sitting, within one month after the beginning of the then next session of Parliament.
This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Lord Clerk Register (Scotland) Act 1879.
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