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Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014

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In this Act—

  • the 1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995,

  • the 2003 Act” means the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003,

  • [F1competent authority " means each of the following persons—

    (a)

    the Lord Advocate,

    (b)

    the Scottish Ministers,

    (c)

    the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland,

    (d)

    the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service,

    (e)

    the Parole Board for Scotland,

  • “a member of police staff” means a member of police staff appointed under section 26 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012,]

  • the Mental Health Act” means the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

  • [F2“procurator fiscal” has the same meaning as in section 307(1) of the 1995 Act.]

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