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Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

Persons at Risk of Domestic Abuse

Section 10: Persons at risk of domestic abuse

18.This section makes amendments to sections 20, 24 and 33 of the 1987 Act to replace references to domestic violence with references to domestic abuse. This enables consistency with the wording in section 25 and extends the references to include behaviour other than physical violence.

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