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Judicial Factors (Scotland) Act 1889

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1From and after the commencement of this Act, section nine of the Pupils Protection Act, 1849, and section one hundred and fifty-six of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act, 1856, shall be and are hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof it shall be lawful for Her Majesty and Her heirs and successors to appoint a person versant in law and accounts, to be called the accountant of court (hereinafter referred to as the accountant), with such yearly salary, as may from time to time be fixed by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, payable out of any moneys to be voted by Parliament for that purpose, and the accountant shall, subject to the approval of the Secretary for Scotland, appoint such number of clerks as may from time to time be necessary, and with such salaries as may be fixed by the Treasury, which salaries shall be paid out of any moneys to be voted by Parliament for that purpose. No person, other than the accountant, herein-after appointed under the provisions of this section shall be entitled to superannuation unless he has been admitted to his office with a certificate from the Civil Service Commissioners: Provided that it shall be lawful for the Treasury, if and so far as they shall see fit, to grant superannuation to persons serving in the office of the accountant of the Court of Session or the accountant in bankruptcy at the passing of this Act, in all respects as if they had been admitted to their offices with such certificates.

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