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The Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014

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Section 2Standards of serviceFor the purpose of making an order under section 2(6) of the 2014 Act.
Section 6Disclosure of information about criminal proceedingsFor the purpose of making an order under section 6(2)(b) of the 2014 Act.
Section 8Certain offences: victim’s right to specify gender of interviewer
Section 23(1) to (6)Victim statementsFor the purposes of criminal proceedings commenced on or after 13th August 2014, with proceedings being taken to have commenced when a report of the case is received by the procurator fiscal (as defined by section 307(1) of the 1995 Act(1)). Section 23(1) (but only in relation to subsections (3) and (4)), (3) and (4) of the 2014 Act is commenced also for the purposes of section 16(5)(b)(i) and (6) of the 2003 Act.
Section 23(8) to (13)Victim’s right to receive information concerning release etc. of offender
Section 26Victim surchargeFor the purpose of inserting sections 253F and 253G into the 1995 Act, but only for the purposes of making regulations under section 253F, and an order and regulations under section 253G, of that Act.
Section 27Victim’s right to receive information about release of offender etc.
Section 28Life prisoners: victim’s right to make oral representations before release on licence
Section 29Temporary release: victim’s right to make representations
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There are amendments to section 307(1) which are not relevant to this Order.

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