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Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Act 2001

Part 5.Procurator Fiscal of the Lyon Court

82.Part 5 amends the Lyon King of Arms Act 1867 to transfer from the Lord Lyon to the Scottish Ministers the power to appoint the procurator fiscal to the Lyon Court.

Appointment of procurator fiscal of the Lyon Court

83.Section 11(2) amends section 9 of the 1867 Act to remove references to the procurator fiscal of the Lyon Court.

84.Subsection (3) inserts a new section 9A, which provides for the procurator fiscal of the Lyon Court to be appointed by the Scottish Ministers on such terms and conditions as they determine.

85.Subsection (4) provides that the incumbent procurator fiscal will cease to hold office on the day this Part of this Act comes into force.

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