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Explosive Substances Act 1883

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9 Definitions, and application to Scotland.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • The expression “explosive substance” shall be deemed to include any materials for making any explosive substance; also any apparatus, machine, implement, or materials used, or intended to be used, or adapted for causing, or aiding in causing, any explosion in or with any explosive substance; also any part of any such apparatus, machine, or implement.

  • The expression “Attorney General” means Her Majesty’s Attorney General for England or Ireland, as the case may be F1. . ..

(2)In the application of this Act to Scotland the following modifications shall be made—

  • [F2Section 7(1) shall be omitted.]

  • The expression “Attorney General” shall be deemed to mean the Lord Advocate, and in case of his inability or of a vacancy in the office, Her Majesty’s Solicitor General for Scotland.

  • The expression [F3magistrates' court] shall be deemed to mean the sheriff court.

  • The expression “felony” shall be deemed to mean a high crime and offence.

  • The expression “recognizance” shall be deemed to mean juratory caution.

  • The expression “justice” shall include [F4sheriff principal and sheriff].

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F1Words in s. 9(1) repealed (30.9.1997) by 1997 c. 60, s. 3(2)(3), Sch.

F3Words in s. 9(2) substituted (1.4.2005) by Courts Act 2003 (c. 39), s. 110(1), Sch. 8 para. 57; S.I. 2005/910, art. 3(y)

F4Words substituted by virtue of Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (c. 58), s. 4

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C1Reference to Attorney General for Ireland to be construed as reference to Attorney General for Northern Ireland: S.R. & O. 1921/1802 (Rev. XVI, p. 954: 1921, p. 1332), art. 2(2) and Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), s. 10

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