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The Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No.1) Order 1999

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2.—(1) The Promissory Oaths Act 1868 is amended as follows.

(2) After section 5 (persons to take the oath of allegiance and official oath), there is inserted–

Taking of oaths by members of Scottish Executive

5A.  Where the official oath or oath of allegiance is required to be taken by any member of the Scottish Executive in accordance with section 84(4) of the Scotland Act 1998, it shall be tendered to him by the Lord President of the Court of Session at a sitting of the Court..

(3) In section 7 (penalty on not taking required oath)–

(a)after “hereto” there is inserted “or any member of the Scottish Executive”; and

(b)after “Act” there is inserted “or section 84(4) of the Scotland Act 1998”.

(4) In section 9 (prohibition of oath of allegiance except in accordance with Act), after “the Parliamentary Oaths Act 1866,” there is inserted “and the Scotland Act 1998,”.

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