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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

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63Power to use fingerprints to check applicant's identityS

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(1)Ministers may require an applicant to join the Scheme, or a scheme member, to have fingerprints taken in such manner, and at such place, as may be prescribed for the purposes of enabling or assisting Ministers to satisfy themselves as to the identity of the applicant or, as the case may be, scheme member.

(2)But Ministers may require an individual to have fingerprints taken under subsection (1) only if they are not satisfied by other evidence provided under section 62(1) as to the individual's identity.

(3)Ministers must arrange the destruction of any such fingerprints as soon as reasonably practicable after they have been used for the purposes mentioned in subsection (1).

(4)Any person who holds records of fingerprints for the use of police forces generally must make those records available to Ministers for the purposes of this section.

(5)This section does not affect the generality of section 62 in relation to any other type of evidence of identity.

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I1S. 63(1) in force at 18.4.2010 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2010/133, art. 2, Sch.

I2S. 63(1) in force at 28.2.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2011/157, art. 2(a)

I3S. 63(2)-(5) in force at 28.2.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/157, art. 2(a)

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