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The Licensing (Relevant Offences) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Licensing (Relevant Offences) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 and come into force on 1st February 2008.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Relevant offences

2.  In the Act, “relevant offence” means–

(a)any offence specified in the Schedule;

(b)any offence which–

(i)was provided for in an enactment which is no longer in force; and

(ii)was similar in nature to an offence specified in the Schedule;

(c)any offence in respect of aiding and abetting, inciting, counselling or procuring any offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b); and

(d)any other offence in respect of which a sentence of imprisonment was imposed.

Notification of relevant offences

3.  Where an offence is a “relevant offence” only by virtue of paragraph (d) of regulation 2 and the sentence of imprisonment is imposed on a date later than that of the conviction in question, sections 24(3), 43(3), 75(2) and 82(2) of the Act are to have effect as if they required notice to be given no later than one month after the date on which the sentence of imprisonment was imposed.

KENNY MACASKILL

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

15th November 2007

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