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The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003

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7.—(1) Any question asked by or on behalf of–

(a)the Crown, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, the Financial Services Authority or the Post Office Corporation, in order to assess, for the purpose of safeguarding national security, the suitability of the person to whom the question relates or of any other person for any office or employment.

(b)the Civil Aviation Authority;

(c)any other person authorised to provide air traffic services under section 4 or 5 of the Transport Act 2000(1) (in any case where such person is a company, an “authorised company”); or

(d)subject to sub paragraph (3)–

(i)any company which is a subsidiary within the meaning given by section 736(1) of the Companies Act 1985(2) of an authorised company; and

(ii)any company of which an authorised company is a subsidiary,

in the circumstances set out in sub paragraph (2).

(2) The circumstances are that the question is put in order to assess, for the purpose of safeguarding national security, the suitability of the person to whom the question relates or of any other person for any office or employment.

(3) Where the question is put on behalf of a company mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d), this paragraph applies only where the question is put in relation to the provision of air traffic services.

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