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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

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36Review and publication of strategy

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(1)The Scottish Ministers must review the strategy prepared under section 35 before the end of the period of 3 years beginning with—

(a)the date on which the strategy was last published, or

(b)if subsequent to that date a report was prepared under subsection (2)(a) but the strategy was not revised under subsection (2)(b), the date of the most recent report.

(2)Following a review under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers—

(a)must prepare a report on the review, including in particular Ministers’ assessment of the extent to which the strategy has been complied with, and

(b)may revise the strategy.

(3)If, following a review, the Scottish Ministers decide not to revise the strategy under subsection (2)(b), the report prepared under subsection (2)(a) must set out their reasons for not doing so.

(4)Before preparing or reviewing the strategy, the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons as they consider likely to have an interest in the strategy.

(5)The Scottish Ministers must—

(a)publish the strategy within 1 year of section 1 coming into force,

(b)publish each revision of the strategy,

(c)publish each report prepared under subsection (2)(a), and

(d)lay before the Scottish Parliament—

(i)a copy of the strategy and each revision of the strategy, and

(ii)each report prepared under subsection (2)(a).

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