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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02580: Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether section 95 of the Scotland Act 1998 applies to all members of the judiciary or is limited to the Court of Session and the Scottish Land Court.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 20 September 2016

Section 95(1) to (5) of the Scotland Act 1998 relates to the appointment of the Lord President of the Court of Session, the Lord Justice Clerk, judges of the Court of Session, sheriffs principal and sheriffs. Section 95(6) to (11) provides for the removal of judges of the Court of Session and the Chairman of the Scottish Land Court.