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Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016

Further inquiry proceedings

Section 31 – Precognition of witnesses

95.Section 31 allows the procurator fiscal to cite witnesses for precognition prior to any further proceedings. It is based on section 10 of the 2016 Act and, if a person fails to comply when cited, the person is subject to the same level of sanction.

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