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Inebriates Act 1898

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25Adaptations to Scotland

In the application of this Act to Scotland, the following further modifications shall be made:—

(a)References to the Secretary of State shall be construed as references to the Secretary for Scotland ;

(b)The person vested with the title to any available poorhouse may, with the consent of the Secretary for Scotland, and subject to such conditions and for such term as may be approved of by him, give the use of the whole or any part thereof for the purposes of an inebriate reformatory;

(c)A reference to the Prisons (Scotland) Act, 1877, and the rales thereunder shall be substituted for a reference to the Prisons Acts, 1865 to 1898 ;

(d)For references to a borough and the borough council shall be substituted reference to a burgh and the town council thereof

burghshall include police burgh, and " town council" shall include burgh commissioners, and " town clerk" shall include clerk of the burgh commissioners ;

(e)For the purpose of raising money by rate or loan in order to defray expenditure under this Act county councils and town councils shall have the same powers as if a certified inebriate reformatory were a certified reformatory within the meaning of the Reformatory Schools Act, 1866;

(f)The reference to the Poor Removal Act, 1846, shall not apply, but in any computation of time for the purpose of ascertaining the settlement of any pauper the time during which he has been detained in an inebriate reformatory shall be reckoned as time spent by him as a prisoner;

(g)References to a judge of county courts shall be construed as references to the sheriff. References to the coroner shall be construed as references to the procurator fiscal; and references to the London Gazette shall be construed as references to the Edinburgh Gazette.

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