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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Paragraphs 21, 22 and 23 – The Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

888.Section 16 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 allows any parent, relative, guardian or person acting in the best interests of a woman or girl to ask for a warrant authorising a named constable to enter a specified place and search for that woman or girl where they believe she is unlawfully being held for immoral purposes. If the woman or girl is found she will be delivered to her parents or guardians.

889.There is also a right afforded to the person requesting the warrant to accompany the constable when the warrant is executed. This is an outmoded provision and in practical terms the police already have the common law power to request warrants for circumstances such as this. Paragraph 22 repeals section 16. The power has not been used for many years, and is repealed as it is considered to be redundant.

890.Part II of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 makes provision for sporting events and specifically makes provision regarding the control of alcohol, fireworks and flares at sporting grounds and sporting events. Paragraph 23 substitutes “it” for “in” section 23 (interpretation of part 2) to correct a typographical error. The relevant provision was originally section 77 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980 where the text was correct.

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