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Bail, Judicial Appointments etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 11 (Abolition of prosecutions on behalf of or by local authorities)

41.Section 11 provides that it is no longer competent for local authorities to instruct or bring prosecutions in the district courts. Any such proceedings at the time of the coming into force of the Act will end on that date unless taken over on or before that date by the procurator fiscal.

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