Union with Scotland (Amendment) Act 1707

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The Union with Scotland (Amendment) Act 1707[1]
Long titleAn Act for rendring the Union of the Two Kingdoms more intire and complete.
Citation6 Ann c 40
Territorial extentEngland and Wales; Scotland
Status: Amended
Revised text of statute as amended

The Union with Scotland (Amendment) Act 1707 (6 Ann c 40) is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. It is chapter VI in the common printed editions.[2]

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.[3]

It united the English and Scottish Privy Councils and decentralised Scottish administration by appointing justices of the peace in each shire to carry out administration. In effect it took the day-to-day government of Scotland out of the hands of politicians and into those of the College of Justice.

Section 4[edit]

This section was repealed by the Schedule to the Circuit Courts and Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1925.

Section 5[edit]

This section was repealed by section 175 of, and Schedule 9 to, the Representation of the People Act 1949.

Section 6[edit]

This section was repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act 1867.

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 1 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Short Titles Act 1896. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ Legislation.gov.uk. "Introduction". Note XI.
  3. ^ The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part I. Page 78, read with pages viii and x.

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