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The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013

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3.—(1) Any question asked in order to assess the suitability—

(a)of the person to whom the question relates for a profession specified in Part 1 of Schedule 4;

(b)of the person to whom the question relates for any office or employment specified in Part 2 of Schedule 4;

(c)of the person to whom the question relates or of any other person to pursue any occupation specified in Part 3 of Schedule 4 or to pursue it subject to a particular condition or restriction; and

(d)of the person to whom the question relates or of any other person to be placed on a register or to hold a licence, certificate or permit specified in sub-paragraph (3) or to be placed on it or hold it subject to a particular condition or restriction.

(2) For the avoidance of doubt, references in sub-paragraph (1) to the suitability of a person for any profession or for any office, employment or occupation include the suitability of that person for training for such profession or, as the case may be, for training for such office, employment or occupation.

(3) The register, licences, certificates or permits referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(d) are—

(a)firearm certificates and shot gun certificates issued under the Firearms Act 1968, and permits issued under section 7(1), 9(2) or 13(1)(c) of that Act;

(b)licences issued under section 25 (restrictions on persons under eighteen going abroad for the purpose of performing for profit) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933(1);

(c)explosives certificates issued by a chief officer of police pursuant to regulation 4 of the Control of Explosives Regulations 1991(2) as to the fitness of a person to acquire or acquire and keep explosives;

(d)licences granted under section 8 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001(3); or

(e)licences issued under, and the register of approved instructors referred to in, Part V (driving instruction) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(4).

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