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The Book of Scottish Connections Regulations 2008

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

the Act” means the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006;

“birth” includes a still birth;

“the BSC” means the Book of Scottish Connections(1);

“the BSC index” means the index maintained by the Registrar General under section 55(3) of the Act;

“general search” means a search (other than an internet search) of the BSC index over any period of years for any number of entries, made by any person with the permission of the Registrar General or the district registrar;

“internet search” means a search of the BSC index made available on the internet, made by any person by means of the internet with the permission of the Registrar General;

“internet search session” means the period of time beginning with the time at which a person has–

(a)

access to the BSC index on the internet; and

(b)

agreed to pay the prescribed fee for an internet search session,

and ending

(a)

90 days after that time; or if sooner,

(b)

with the time at which that person has retrieved 30 computer screens or part screens of index data;

“particular search” means a search of the BSC index for a specified entry caused to be made by the Registrar General or made by a district registrar; and

“search” means a general search, an internet search or, as the case may be, a particular search.

(2) A form of application prescribed by regulation 3 may be in the form of an electronic communication, which can be recorded and is capable of being reproduced, containing an electronic signature which has been certified within the meaning of sections 7 and 15 of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(2).

(1)

The BSC is kept under sections 54 and 55 of the 2006 Act.

(2)

2000 c. 7, as amended by paragraph 158 of Schedule 17 to the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21).

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