§ 173A.—(1) Subject to section 174 below, a person convicted of a corrupt practice—
- (a) shall for the period of five years beginning with the date of his conviction, be incapable of holding any public or judicial office in Scotland, and
- (b) if already holding such an office, shall vacate it as from that date.
§ (2) Subsection (1) above applies in addition to—
- (a) any incapacity or other requirement applying to the person by virtue of section 173 above, and
- (b) any punishment imposed on him under section 168 above."").
Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish moved Amendment No. 257:
Page 83, line 43, leave out subsection (2).
§ Clause 129, as amended, agreed to.
§ Clause 130 [orrupt and illegal practices: election petitions etc]:
Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish moved Amendment No. 258:
Page 84, line 4, leave out subsection (2).
§ The noble Lord said: With the agreement of the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, I beg to move.
§ Clause 130, as amended, agreed to.
§ Schedule 16 [Amendments relating to election petitions]:
Lord Bach moved Amendments Nos. 258A to 258G:
Page 162, line 9, at end insert—
(".—(1) For section 137 there shall be substituted—