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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 9

CRIMINAL LAW

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

Made

10th January 2005

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

13th January 2005

Coming into force

18th February 2005

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 87(1)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 18th February 2005.

Amendment of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

2.—(1) The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Regulations 2004(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In the Schedule, in the column headed “POLICE STATION NAME AND ADDRESS” for Tayside police area, omit the entry relating to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Forfar.

CATHY JAMIESON

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

10th January 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Schedule to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (“the principal Regulations”).

By virtue of section 87(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, relevant offenders must fulfil their notification requirements under that Act by attending any police station in their local police area which is prescribed for this purpose in regulations. The principal Regulations prescribed those police stations. These Regulations amend the principal regulations by removing the Divisional Police Headquarters located in Forfar from the list of prescribed police stations in the Tayside police area.

(1)

2003 c. 42. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 142(6) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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