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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 63 – Judicial officers’ professional association

199.Section 63 gives the Scottish Ministers power to designate a professional association for judicial officers and to regulate the constitution and procedures of the professional association. Regulations under this section are subject to negative resolution procedure by virtue of section 224(3) and can be made only after consultation with the Commission, representatives of the professional association (or proposed association if one has yet to be designated) and any other body or person the Scottish Ministers consider has an interest. A commission as a judicial officer cannot be granted to anyone who is not a member of the professional association.

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