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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial (No. 2) Order 2015.

(2) This Order comes into force on 8th February 2016.

Interpretation2

2.  In this Order—

“the 1997 Act” means the Police Act 1997;

“the 2007 Act” means the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007; and

“the relevant date” means 8th February 2016.

Amendment of the 1997 Act

Amendment of the 1997 Act

3.—(1) The 1997 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In section 113A (criminal record certificates)(1)—

(a)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) But a criminal record certificate must not give the details of a relevant matter if—

(a)those details were excluded from another criminal record certificate by virtue of an order under section 116ZB(9)(b), and

(b)it appears to the Scottish Ministers that the application under subsection (1) is made for the same purpose for which the application for the other certificate was made.;

(b)subsection (4) is repealed; and

(c)in subsection (6)—

(i)after the definition of “central records” insert—

“conviction” means a conviction within the meaning of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974(2), including a spent conviction,;

(ii)in the definition of “relevant matter” for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)a conviction which is not a protected conviction,

(b)a caution which is not spent by virtue of schedule 3 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974(3), and.

(3) In section 113B (enhanced criminal record certificates)(4)—

(a)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) But an enhanced criminal record certificate must not give the details of a relevant matter if—

(a)those details were excluded from another enhanced criminal record certificate by virtue of an order under section 116ZB(9)(b), and

(b)it appears to the Scottish Ministers that the application under subsection (1) is made for the same purpose for which the application for the other certificate was made.;

(b)in subsection (4)—

(i)the words “, in the chief officer’s opinion” are repealed;

(ii)for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)the chief officer reasonably believes to be relevant for the purpose described in the statement under subsection (2), and

(b)in the chief officer’s opinion, ought to be included in the certificate.;

(c)subsection (5) is repealed;

(d)in subsection (5A)(5) the words “or (5)” are repealed; and

(e)subsection (6) is repealed.

(4) After section 116 (enhanced criminal record certificates: judicial appointments and Crown employment) insert—

116ZA    Copies of criminal record certificate or enhanced criminal record certificate

(1) Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)the Scottish Ministers issue a criminal record certificate or an enhanced criminal record certificate, and

(b)the certificate does not include details of a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8B which is—

(i)a spent conviction, but

(ii)not a protected conviction.

(2) The Scottish Ministers must send a copy of the certificate to the relevant person at the same time as they issue the certificate.

(3) Subsections (4) and (5) apply where—

(a)the Scottish Ministers issue a criminal record certificate or an enhanced criminal record certificate to an individual, and

(b)the certificate includes details of a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8B which is—

(i)a spent conviction, but

(ii)not a protected conviction.

(4) Where—

(a)the individual notifies the Scottish Ministers before the end of the period mentioned in section 116ZB(3)(a) that the individual does not intend to make an application under section 116ZB(2), or

(b)that period expires without the individual having notified the Scottish Ministers that the individual does intend to make such an application

the Scottish Ministers must send a copy of the certificate to the relevant person as soon as possible after receiving the notification or, as the case may be, the expiry of that period.

(5) The Scottish Ministers must not send a copy of the certificate to the relevant person if the individual notifies the Scottish Ministers before the end of the period mentioned in section 116ZB(3)(a) that the individual intends to make an application under section 116ZB(2).

(6) In this section, “relevant person” means—

(a)in relation to a criminal record certificate issued under section 113A(1) or an enhanced criminal record certificate issued under section 113B(1), the person who countersigned the application for the certificate under section 113A(2)(a) or, as the case may be, 113B(2)(a),

(b)in relation to a criminal record certificate issued under section 114(1) or an enhanced criminal record certificate issued under section 116(1), the person who made the statement in relation to the certificate under section 114(2) or, as the case may be, 116(2).

116ZB    Application for an order for a new criminal record certificate or enhanced criminal record certificate

(1) This section applies where—

(a)the Scottish Ministers issue a criminal record certificate or an enhanced criminal record certificate to an individual, and

(b)the certificate includes details of a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8B which is—

(i)a spent conviction, but

(ii)not a protected conviction.

(2) The individual may apply to the sheriff for an order requiring the Scottish Ministers to issue a new certificate that does not include those details.

(3) An application under subsection (2)—

(a)may only be made if the individual, before the end of the period of 10 working days beginning with the date of the issue of the certificate, notifies the Scottish Ministers of an intention to make the application, and

(b)must be made before the end of the period of 3 months beginning with the date on which that notification is given.

(4) No finding of fact on which a conviction is based may be challenged in an application under subsection (2).

(5) Proceedings in an application under subsection (2) may take place in private if the sheriff considers it appropriate in all the circumstances.

(6) In determining an application under subsection (2) the sheriff must—

(a)if satisfied that the details are not relevant to the purpose for which the certificate was required, allow the application,

(b)otherwise, refuse the application.

(7) The sheriff may allow the application in part where it relates to details in relation to two or more convictions.

(8) The decision of the sheriff on an application is final.

(9) Where the sheriff allows the application, the sheriff must order the Scottish Ministers—

(a)to issue a new certificate to the individual as if the individual had made the application for the certificate under section 113A(1), 113B(1), 114(1) or, as the case may be, 116(1) on the date on which the sheriff makes the order,

(b)to exclude from that certificate the details which the sheriff is satisfied are not relevant.

(10) Where the sheriff refuses the application—

(a)the Scottish Ministers must issue a new certificate to the individual as if the individual had made the application for the certificate under section 113A(1), 113B(1), 114(1) or, as the case may be, 116(1) on the date on which the sheriff makes the order,

(b)the individual may not make an application under subsection (2) in relation to the details of the conviction in connection with the new certificate (or any subsequent certificate issued in relation to the original certificate application).

(11) In subsection (10)(b), the “original certificate application” is the application for the certificate mentioned in subsection (1)(a).

(12) Sections 116ZA and 117 apply to a new certificate issued under subsection (9) or (10)(a) as if the certificate had been issued under section 113A(1), 113B(1), 114(1) or, as the case may be, 116(1)..

(5) In section 117 (disputes about accuracy of certificates)(6)—

(a)for subsection (4) substitute—

(4) The Scottish Ministers, on receiving such a request, must ask the chief officer of the relevant police force who provided that information to reconsider whether—

(a)the chief officer still reasonably believes that information to be relevant for the purpose in respect of which it was requested, and

(b)in the chief officer’s opinion, that information still ought to be included in the certificate.; and

(b)after subsection (4) insert—

(5) This section does not apply to any information which could be the subject of an application under section 116ZB(2)..

(6) In section 126(1) (interpretation of Part V) after the definition of “prescribed” insert—

“protected conviction” is to be construed in accordance with section 126ZA..

(7) After section 126 insert—

126ZA    Protected convictions

(1) For the purposes of this Part a conviction is a protected conviction if—

(a)it is a spent conviction, and

(b)either—

(i)it is not a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8A or 8B, or

(ii)it is a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8B and at least one of the conditions specified in subsection (2) is satisfied.

(2) The conditions are—

(a)the disposal in respect of the conviction was an admonition or an absolute discharge,

(b)the person was aged under 18 on the date of conviction and at least 7 years and 6 months have passed since the date of the conviction,

(c)the person was aged 18 or over on the date of conviction and at least 15 years have passed since the date of the conviction.

(3) In subsection (2)(a), the reference to an absolute discharge includes a reference to the discharge of the referral of a child’s case to a children’s hearing under—

(a)section 69(1)(b) and (12) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(7), or

(b)section 91(3)(b), 93(2)(b), 108(3)(b), or 119(3)(b) of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011(8).

126ZB    Offences in schedules 8A and 8B

(1) The Scottish Ministers may by regulations modify schedule 8A or 8B.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) are subject to the affirmative procedure..

(8) After Schedule 8 (the Police Information Technology Organisation)(9) insert—

SCHEDULE 8AOFFENCES WHICH MUST ALWAYS BE DISCLOSED

Common law offences

1.  Abduction.

2.  Abortion.

3.  Assault to the danger of life.

4.  Assault to severe injury.

5.  Assault with intent to rape or ravish.

6.  Assault with intent to commit the statutory offence of rape.

7.  Bestiality.

8.  Cruel and unnatural treatment of persons.

9.  Culpable homicide.

10.  Drugging.

11.  Extortion.

12.  Hamesucken.

13.  Hijacking.

14.  Piracy.

15.  Plagium.

16.  Reset of plagium.

17.  Treason.

18.  Uttering threats.

Statutory offences
Armed forces

19.  An offence under section 42 of the Armed Forces Act 2006(10) (criminal conduct) where the corresponding offence under the law of England and Wales is, or corresponds to, an offence listed in this schedule.

Aviation and maritime

20.  An offence under the Piracy Act 1837(11).

21.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Aviation Security Act 1982(12)

(a)section 1 (hijacking);

(b)section 2 (destroying, damaging or endangering safety of aircraft);

(c)section 3 (other acts endangering or likely to endanger safety of aircraft); and

(d)section 4 (offences in relation to certain dangerous articles).

22.  An offence under section 9 of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990(13) (hijacking of ships).

23.  An offence under article 241 of the Air Navigation Order 2009(14) in respect of a contravention of article 137 of that Order (endangering safety of aircraft).

Children

24.  An offence under section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937(15) (cruelty to persons under 16).

Explosives

25.  An offence under the Explosive Substances Act 1883(16).

Firearms and other weapons

26.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Firearms Act 1968(17)

(a)section 4 (conversion of weapons)(18);

(b)section 5 (weapons subject to a general prohibition)(19);

(c)section 16 (possession of firearm with intent to injure);

(d)section 16A(20) (possession of firearm with intent to cause fear or violence);

(e)section 17(21) (use of firearm to resist arrest);

(f)section 18 (carrying firearm with criminal intent);

(g)section 19(22) (carrying firearm in a public place);

(h)section 20(23) (trespassing with firearm);

(i)section 21(24) (possession of firearm by persons previously convicted of crime);

(j)section 24(25) (supplying firearms to minors);

(k)section 25 (supplying firearm to person drunk or insane);

(l)section 28A(7)(26) (certificates: supplementary);

(m)section 29(27) (variation of firearm certificates);

(n)section 30D(3) (revocation of certificates: supplementary)(28);

(o)section 39(29) (offences in connection with registration);

(p)section 40(30) (compulsory register of transactions in firearms);

(q)section 46(5) (power of search with warrant);

(r)section 47 (powers of constables to stop and search); and

(s)section 48 (production of certificates).

27.  An offence under the Chemical Weapons Act 1996(31).

Forced marriage

28.  An offence under section 122 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (offence of forced marriage: Scotland)(32).

Human trafficking and exploitation

29.  An offence under section 22 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003(33) (traffic in prostitution etc.).

30.  An offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004(34) (trafficking people for exploitation).

31.  An offence under section 47 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010(35) (slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour).

32.  An offence under the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005(36).

Medical professions etc.

33.  An offence under section 10Z9 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(37) (offences in relation to registration).

34.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Medical Act 1983(38)

(a)section 49 (penalty for pretending to be registered)(39); and

(b)section 49A (penalty for pretending to hold a licence to practise)(40) .

35.  An offence under article 38 (offences relating to the Register) of the Pharmacy Order 2010(41).

Medicines

36.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Medicines Act 1968(42)

(a)section 67(1A) and (1B) (offences under Part III)(43); and

(b)section 78 (restrictions on use of titles, descriptions and emblems)(44).

Official Secrets Acts

37.  An offence under the Official Secrets Act 1911(45).

Prostitution

38.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995(46)

(a)section 7(47) (procuring);

(b)section 11(48) (trading in prostitution and brothel-keeping); and

(c)section 12 (allowing child to be in brothel).

Road traffic

39.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1988(49)

(a)section 1(50) (causing death by dangerous driving);

(b)section 3ZC(51) (causing death by driving: disqualified drivers); and

(c)section 3A(52) (causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs).

Serious organised crime

40.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010(53)

(a)section 28 (involvement in serious organised crime);

(b)section 30 (directing serious organised crime); and

(c)section 31 (failure to report serious organised crime).

Sexual offences

41.  An offence under section 50(3) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(54) (penalty for improper importation of goods) in relation to goods prohibited to be imported under section 42 of the Customs Consolidation Act 1876(55), but only where the prohibited goods include indecent photographs of persons.

42.  A sexual offence within the meaning given by section 210A(10) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(56) other than an offence mentioned in paragraph (xxvii)(ZF) or (ZG) of that section (engaging while an older child in sexual conduct with or towards another older child).

43.  An offence under section 113 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(57) (breach of sexual offences prevention order or interim sexual offences prevention order, etc.).

44.  An offence under section 7 of the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005 (offence: breach of RSHO or interim RSHO etc.)(58).

Stalking and harassment

45.  An offence under section 50A of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995(59) (racially aggravated harassment).

46.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010(60)

(a)section 38 (threatening or abusive behaviour); and

(b)section 39 (offence of stalking).

Terrorism

47.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000(61)

(a)section 11 (membership);

(b)section 12 (support);

(c)section 15 (fund-raising);

(d)section 16 (use and possession);

(e)section 17 (funding arrangements);

(f)section 17A(2) or (4) (insurance payments made in response to terrorist demands)(62);

(g)section 18 (money laundering);

(h)section 19(63) (disclosure of information: duty);

(i)section 21A(64) (failure to disclose: regulated sector);

(j)section 21D(65) (tipping off: regulated sector);

(k)section 38B(66) (information about acts of terrorism);

(l)section 39(67) (disclosure of information, &c.);

(m)section 54 (weapons training)(68);

(n)section 56 (directing terrorist organisation);

(o)section 57 (possession for terrorist purposes)(69);

(p)section 58 (collection of information)(70);

(q)section 58A (eliciting, publishing or communicating)(71); and

(r)section 61 (inciting terrorism overseas);

48.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001(72)

(a)section 47 (use etc. of nuclear weapons);

(b)section 50 (assisting or inducing certain weapons-related acts overseas);

(c)section 52 (powers of entry);

(d)section 54 (offences);

(e)section 67 (offences);

(f)section 79 (prohibition of disclosures relating to nuclear security)(73);

(g)section 80 (prohibition of disclosures of uranium enrichment technology)(74);

(h)section 113 (use of noxious substances or things to cause harm and intimidate)(75);

(i)section 114 (hoaxes involving noxious substances or things); and

(j)paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 (offences).

49.  An offence under the Terrorism Act 2006(76).

50.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008(77)

(a)section 2 (offence of obstruction);

(b)section 54 (offences relating to notification);

(c)paragraph 15 of Schedule 5 (breach of foreign travel restriction order and offence);

(d)paragraph 30 of Schedule 7 (offences: failure to comply with requirement imposed by direction);

(e)paragraph 30A of Schedule 7(78) (offences: relevant person circumventing requirements); and

(f)paragraph 31 of Schedule 7 (offences in connection with licences).

Violent offender orders

51.  An offence under section 113(1) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008(79) (breach of violent offender order or interim violent offender order).

Vulnerable persons

52.  An offence under section 83 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000(80) (offence of ill-treatment and wilful neglect).

53.  An offence under section 315 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003(81) (ill-treatment and wilful neglect of mentally disordered person).

54.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007(82)

(a)section 34 (barred individuals not to do regulated work);

(b)section 35 (organisations not to use barred individuals for regulated work); and

(c)section 36 (personnel suppliers not to supply barred individuals for regulated work).

55.  Any offence where the conduct in respect of which the person was convicted also constituted a breach of a banning order granted under section 19 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007(83) (banning orders).

Witness protection

56.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005(84)

(a)section 86 (offence of disclosing information about protection arrangements); and

(b)section 88 (offences of disclosing information relating to persons assuming new identity).

Statutory aggravations

57.  An offence in relation to which either of the following provisions apply—

(a)section 29(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010(85) (offences aggravated by connection with serious organised crime); or

(b)section 31 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (offences aggravated by terrorism(86).

Other
Common law aggravations

58.  An offence, the conviction for which indicates that it was committed against a child.

59.  An offence, the conviction for which indicates that it included a sexual element.

Inchoate offences

60.  An offence committed by aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring or inciting the commission of the offence of murder or any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 59 of this schedule.

61.  An offence committed by attempting or conspiring to commit the offence of murder or any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 59 of this schedule.

Superseded offences

62.  An offence superseded (whether directly or indirectly) by any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 61 of this schedule (and any qualification in relation to a listed offence applies to the superseded offence as it applies to the listed offence).

Combined offences

63.  An offence which was charged, and the conviction for which was received, in conjunction with any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 62 of this schedule.

Corresponding offences elsewhere in the UK or abroad

64.  An offence under the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland, or any country or territory outside the United Kingdom, which corresponds to any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 63 of this schedule.

SCHEDULE 8BOFFENCES WHICH ARE TO BE DISCLOSED SUBJECT TO RULES

Common law offences

1.  An offence of perverting, or attempting to pervert, the course of justice (by whatever means and however the offence is described), including in particular—

(a)false accusation of a crime;

(b)perjury;

(c)prevarication on oath;

(d)prison breaking; and

(e)subornation of perjury.

2.  Assault excluding any assault of a kind listed in Schedule 8A.

3.  Breach of the peace.

4.  Clandestinely taking possession.

5.  Culpable and reckless conduct.

6.  Culpable and reckless endangering of the public.

7.  Culpable and reckless fireraising.

8.  Embezzlement.

9.  False accusation of a crime.

10.  Fraud.

11.  Housebreaking with intent to steal.

12.  Mobbing and rioting.

13.  Opening a lockfast place with intent to steal.

14.  Public indecency.

15.  Reset (excluding reset of plagium).

16.  Robbery.

17.  Theft (excluding plagium).

18.  Uttering.

19.  Wilful fireraising.

Statutory offences
Adult support and protection

20.  An offence under section 49 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007(87) (obstruction).

Animals

21.  An offence under the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974(88).

22.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(89)

(a)section 1(90) (protection of wild birds, their nests and eggs and prevention of poaching);

(b)section 5(91) (prohibition of certain methods of killing or taking wild birds);

(c)section 9(92) (protection of other wild animals and prevention of poaching);

(d)section 11(93) (prohibition of certain methods of killing or taking wild animals);

(e)section 11A, 11B and 11C(94) (offences in relation to snares);

(f)section 14ZC(95) (prohibition on keeping etc. of invasive animals or plants);

(g)section 15A(96) (possession of pesticides); and

(h)section 18 (attempts to commit offences etc.), but only in relation to an offence listed in sub-paragraphs (a) to (g) of this paragraph.

23.  An offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991(97).

24.  An offence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992(98).

25.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994(99)

(a)regulation 39(100) (protection of certain wild animals); and

(b)regulation 41(101) (prohibition of certain methods of taking or killing wild animals).

26.  An offence under the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995(102).

27.  An offence under the Wild Mammals Protection Act 1996(103).

28.  An offence under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002(104).

29.  An offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006(105).

Armed forces

30.  An offence under section 42 of the Armed Forces Act 2006(106) (criminal conduct) where the corresponding offence under the law of England and Wales is, or corresponds to, an offence listed in this schedule.

Assaulting or hindering public officials

31.  An offence under section 89 of the Police Act 1996(107) (assaults on constables).

32.  An offence under section 32 of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005(108) (assault).

33.  An offence under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005(109).

34.  An offence under section 85 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005(110) (false alarms).

35.  An offence under section 90 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012(111) (assaulting or impeding police).

Aviation

36.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Aviation Security Act 1982(112)

(a)section 20B(113) (detention direction); and

(b)section 21FA(114) (air cargo agents: documents).

Bomb hoaxes

37.  An offence under section 51 of the Criminal Law Act 1977(115) (bomb hoaxes).

Bribery

38.  An offence under the Bribery Act 2010(116).

Care services

39.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001(117)

(a)section 45(118) (application for registration under Part 3); and

(b)section 52 (use of title “social worker” etc.).

40.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010(119)

(a)section 80(1) (offences in relation to registration under Chapter 3);

(b)section 81 (false statements in application under Chapter 3); and

(c)section 90 (offences under Chapter 4).

41.  An offence under article 27 of the Public Services Reform (General Teaching Council for Scotland) Order 2011(120) (offences).

42.  An offence under regulation 19 of the Social Care and Social Work Improvement (Scotland) (Requirements for Care Services) Regulations 2011(121) (offences).

Charities

43.  An offence under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005(122).

Child Support

44.  An offence under section 50 of the Child Support Act 1991(123) (unauthorised disclosure of information).

Children

45.  An offence under section 6 of the Child Abduction Act 1984(124) (offence in Scotland of parent, etc. taking or sending child out of United Kingdom).

Crossbows

46.  An offence under section 1 of the Crossbows Act 1987(125) (sale and letting on hire).

Domestic abuse

47.  An offence under section 2 of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2011(126) (breach of domestic abuse interdict with power of arrest).

Drugs

48.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(127)

(a)section 3(128) (restriction of importation and exportation of controlled drugs);

(b)section 4(129) (restriction of production and supply of controlled drugs);

(c)section 4A(130) (aggravation of offence of supply of controlled drug);

(d)section 5(3) (restriction of possession of controlled drugs);

(e)section 6 (restriction of cultivation of cannabis plant);

(f)section 8(a) and (b) (occupiers etc. of premises to be punishable for certain activities taking place there);

(g)section 12(131) (directions prohibiting prescribing, supply etc. of controlled drugs by practitioners etc. convicted of certain offences);

(h)section 13(132) (directions prohibiting prescribing, supply etc. of controlled drugs by practitioners in other cases);

(i)section 17 (power to obtain information from doctors, pharmacists etc. in certain circumstances);

(j)section 19(133) (attempts etc. to commit offences), but only in relation to an offence listed in sub-paragraphs (a) to (i) of this paragraph; and

(k)section 20 (assisting in or inducing commission outside United Kingdom of offence punishable under corresponding law).

49.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(134) in relation to goods prohibited to be imported or exported under section 3(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(135) (restriction of importation and exportation of controlled drugs)—

(a)section 50(2) or (3) (penalty for improper importation of goods);

(b)section 68(2) (offences in relation to exportation of prohibited or restricted goods); and

(c)section 170 (fraudulent evasion of duty).

50.  An offence under the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990(136).

Escape from custody etc.

51.  An offence under section 316 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003(137) (inducing and assisting absconding etc.).

52.  An offence under section 91 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012(138) (escape from custody).

Financial Services

53.  An offence under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000(139).

54.  An offence under the Financial Services Act 2012(140).

Fire safety

55.  An offence under section 72(1) or (3) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (offences)(141).

Firearms

56.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Firearms Act 1968(142)

(a)section 1 (requirement of firearms certificate)(143);

(b)section 2 (requirement of certificate for possession of shot guns);

(c)section 3 (business and other transactions with firearms and ammunition firearms)(144);

(d)section 22 (acquisition and possession of firearms by minors)(145); and

(e)section 23 (exceptions from section 22(4))(146).

57.  An offence under section 50(5) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982(147) (drunk in possession of firearm).

58.  An offence under the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997(148).

59.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006(149)

(a)section 28 (using someone to mind a weapon);

(b)section 32 (sales of air weapons by way of trade or business to be face to face);

(c)section 35 (restriction on sale and purchase of primers); and

(d)section 36 (manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms).

Food safety and standards

60.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990(150)

(a)section 7(151) (rendering food injurious to health); and

(b)section 9(152) (inspection and seizure of suspected food).

61.  An offence under regulation 4(b) of the General Food Regulations 2004(153).

Forced marriage

62.  An offence under section 9 of the Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011 (offence of breaching order)(154).

Fraud and forgery

63.  An offence under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981(155).

64.  An offence under section 46A of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (false monetary instruments)(156).

65.  An offence under section 49 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (articles for use in fraud)(157).

66.  An offence under section 92 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (impersonation etc.)(158).

Harassment

67.  An offence under section 234A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (non-harassment orders)(159).

68.  An offence under section 9 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (breach of non-harassment order)(160).

Immigration, etc.

69.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Immigration Act 1971(161)

(a)section 24(162) (illegal entry and similar offences);

(b)section 24A(163) (deception);

(c)section 25(164) (assisting unlawful immigration to member State);

(d)section 25A(165) (helping asylum-seeker to enter United Kingdom);

(e)section 25B(166) (assisting entry to United Kingdom in breach of deportation or exclusion order);

(f)section 26(167) (general offences in connection with administration of Act);

(g)section 26A(168) (registration card);

(h)section 26B(169) (possession of immigration stamp); and

(i)section 27(170) (offences by captains, owners or agents of ships or aircraft).

70.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999(171)

(a)section 105 (false representations);

(b)section 106 (dishonest representations);

(c)any of the following paragraphs of Schedule 11—

(i)paragraph 1 (obtaining certificates of authorisation by false pretences);

(ii)paragraph 4(172) (assaulting a detainee custody officer); and

(iii)paragraph 5 (obstructing detainee custody officer); and

(d)any of the following paragraphs of Schedule 12—

(i)paragraph 3(173) (failure to submit to a medical examination);

(ii)paragraph 4(174) (assisting detained persons to escape);

(iii)paragraph 5 (bringing alcohol into a detention centre); and

(iv)paragraph 6 (conveying articles into or out of a detention centre).

71.  An offence under section 35 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004(175) (deportation or removal: cooperation).

72.  An offence under section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006(176) (offence).

Insolvency

73.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986(177)

(a)section 131(178) (company’s statement of affairs);

(b)section 206(179) (fraud, etc. in anticipation of winding up);

(c)section 208(180) (misconduct in course of winding up);

(d)section 216(181) (restriction on re-use of company names); and

(e)section 235(182) (duty to co-operate with office-holder).

Landmines

74.  An offence under section 2 of the Landmines Act 1998(183) (prohibited conduct).

Medicines

75.  An offence under section 67(2) and (3) (offences under Part III) of the Medicines Act 1968(184).

76.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012(185)

(a)regulation 34(1) (offences: breach of regulations and false information and defence concerning starting materials); and

(b)regulation 255(1)(a), (b), (c) or (d) (offences relating to dealings with medicinal products).

Mental health

77.  An offence under section 318 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (false statements)(186).

Neglect of duty

78.  An offence under Part 4 (shipping: alcohol and drugs) or Part 5 (aviation: alcohol and drugs) of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003(187).

79.  An offence under section 22 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (failure to perform duty)(188).

Obscene material etc.

80.  An offence under section 1(1) of the Indecent Displays Act 1981(189) (indecent displays).

81.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982(190)

(a)section 51(191) (obscene material);

(b)section 51A(192) (extreme pornography); and

(c)paragraph 19(3)(193) of Schedule 2 (enforcement).

82.  An offence under section 85(3) of the Postal Services Act 2000(194) (prohibition on sending certain articles by post).

83.  An offence under section 127(1) of the Communications Act 2003(195) (improper use of public electronic communications network).

Offences in relation to children

84.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937(196)

(a)section 15 (causing or allowing persons under 16 to be used for begging);

(b)section 22 (exposing children under seven to risk of burning);

(c)section 31(1) (penalties and legal proceedings in respect of general provisions as to employment);

(d)section 33 (prohibition of persons under sixteen taking part in performances endangering life or limb); and

(e)section 34 (restrictions on training for performances of a dangerous nature).

85.  An offence under section 40(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963(197) (offences).

86.  An offence under section 50(2) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982(198) (drunk in charge of a child).

87.  An offence under section 81 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(199) (offences in connection with orders etc. for the protection of children).

88.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011(200)

(a)section 59 (offences); and

(b)section 171 (offences related to absconding).

Offensive behaviour etc.

89.  An offence under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012(201).

Offensive weapons

90.  An offence under the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959(202).

91.  An offence under section 50(3) (penalty for improper importation of goods) or section 170 (fraudulent evasion of duty) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(203) in relation to goods prohibited to be imported under—

(a)section 1(2) of the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959 (penalties for offences in connection with dangerous weapons); or

(b)section 141(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (offensive weapons).

92.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(204)

(a)section 141 (offensive weapons); and

(b)section 141A (sale of knives and certain articles with blade or point to persons under eighteen).

93.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995(205)

(a)section 47 (prohibition of the carrying of offensive weapons);

(b)section 48 (search for offensive weapons);

(c)section 49 (offence of having in a public place an article with a blade or point);

(d)section 49A (offence of having article with blade or point (or offensive weapon) on school premises);

(e)section 49C (offence of having offensive weapon etc. in prison); and

(f)section 50 (extension of constable’s power to stop, search and arrest without warrant).

Official Secrets Acts

94.  An offence under the Official Secrets Act 1920(206).

95.  An offence under the Official Secrets Act 1989(207).

Prisons

96.  An offence under section 41 of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989 (unlawful introduction of tobacco, etc., into prison)(208).

Proceeds of crime and money laundering

97.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(209)

(a)Part 7(210) (money laundering);

(b)Part 8(211) (investigations); and

(c)section 453A(212) (certain offences in relation to financial investigators).

98.  An offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Investigations) Order 2013(213).

99.  An offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Investigations) (Scotland) Order 2015(214).

Prostitution

100.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995(215)

(a)section 9(216) (permitting girl to use premises for intercourse); and

(b)section 13(9)(217) (living on earnings of another from male prostitution).

101.  An offence under the Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007(218).

Public order

102.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Public Order Act 1986(219)

(a)section 1 (riot);

(b)section 2 (violent disorder);

(c)section 3(220) (affray);

(d)section 4 (fear or provocation of violence);

(e)section 4A(221) (intentional harassment, alarm or distress);

(f)section 5(222) (harassment alarm or distress);

(g)section 18(223) (use of words or behaviour or display of written material);

(h)section 19 (publishing or distributing written material);

(i)section 20 (public performance of play);

(j)section 21 (distributing, showing or playing a recording);

(k)section 22 (broadcasting or including programme in cable programme service);

(l)section 23 (possession of racially inflammatory material);

(m)section 29B(224) (use of words or behaviour or display of written material);

(n)section 29C (publishing or distributing written material);

(o)section 29D (public performance of play);

(p)section 29E (distributing, showing or playing recording);

(q)section 29F (broadcasting or including programme in programme service); and

(r)section 29G (possession of inflammatory material).

Road traffic

103.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1988(225)

(a)section 1A(226) (causing serious injury by dangerous driving);

(b)section 2 (dangerous driving);

(c)section 2B(227) (causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving);

(d)section 3ZB(228) (causing death by driving: unlicensed or uninsured drivers);

(e)section 3ZD (causing serious injury by driving: disqualified drivers);

(f)section 4(1)(229) (driving, or being in charge, when under the influence of drink or drugs);

(g)section 5(1)(a) (driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit); and

(h)section 178 (taking motor vehicle without authority, etc.).

Sexual offences

104.  An offence under section 37(1) or (4) of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009(230) (older children engaging in sexual conduct with each other).

Solicitors

105.  An offence under the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980(231).

Terrorism

106.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000(232)

(a)section 13 (uniform);

(b)section 36 (police powers);

(c)section 51 (offences);

(d)section 116 (powers to stop and search);

(e)paragraph 32 of Schedule 5 (urgent cases); and

(f)paragraph 18 of Schedule 7(233) (offences).

Vets

107.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(234)

(a)section 19(235) (restriction of practice of veterinary surgery by unqualified persons); and

(b)section 20(236) (prohibition of use of practitioners’ titles by unqualified persons).

Miscellaneous statutory offences

108.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982(237)

(a)section 57(238) (being in or on building etc. with intent to commit theft);

(b)section 58 (convicted thief in possession)(239); and

(c)section 60(240) (powers of search and seizure).

109.  An offence under section 22 of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984(241) (unlawful eviction and harassment of occupier).

110.  An offence under section 85(1) of the Postal Services Act 2000(242) (prohibition on sending certain articles by post).

111.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005(243)

(a)section 67 (offences in connection with disclosure notices or search warrants);

(b)section 129(244) (corresponding Scottish offence);

(c)section 145 (interference with contractual relationships so as to harm animal research organisation); and

(d)section 146(245) (intimidation of persons connected with animal research organisation).

Statutory aggravations

112.  An offence (other than an offence listed in schedule 8A) in relation to which either of the following provisions applies—

(a)section 96 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (offences racially aggravated)(246); or

(b)section 74 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (offences aggravated by religious prejudice)(247).

113.  An offence (other than an offence listed in schedule 8A) to which either of the following provisions of the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Act 2009(248) applies—

(a)section 1(1) (prejudice relating to disability); or

(b)section 2(1) (prejudice relating to sexual orientation or transgender identity).

Other
Common law aggravations

114.  An offence (other than an offence listed in schedule 8A or in paragraph 112 of this schedule), the conviction for which indicates that it included an element of racial prejudice or was racially motivated.

115.  An offence (other than an offence listed in schedule 8A or in paragraph 112 of this schedule), the conviction for which indicates that it included an element of religious prejudice or was motivated by religious prejudice.

Inchoate offences

116.  An offence committed by aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring or inciting the commission of any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 115 of this schedule.

117.  An offence committed by attempting or conspiring to commit any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 115 of this schedule.

Superseded offences

118.  An offence superseded (whether directly or indirectly) by any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 117 of this schedule (and any qualification in relation to a listed offence applies to the superseded offence as it applies to the listed offence).

Combined offences

119.  An offence which was charged, and the conviction for which was received, in conjunction with any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 118 of this schedule.

Corresponding offences elsewhere in the UK or abroad

120.  An offence under the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland, or any country or territory outside the United Kingdom, which corresponds to any offence listed in paragraphs 1 to 119 of this schedule..

Amendment of the 2007 Act

Amendment of the 2007 Act 2

4.—(1) The 2007 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In section 46 (statement of scheme membership) subsection (3)(b) and the word “, and” immediately preceding it are repealed.

(3) In section 49 (vetting information) for subsection (1)(c) substitute—

(c)information which—

(i)the chief officer of a relevant police force reasonably believes to be relevant in relation to the type of regulated work in relation to which the scheme member participates in the Scheme, and

(ii)in the chief officer’s opinion, ought to be included in the scheme member’s scheme record, and.

(4) In section 51 (correction of inaccurate scheme record)—

(a)for subsection (5) substitute—

(5) Ministers, on receiving such a request, must ask the chief officer of the relevant police force who provided that information to reconsider whether—

(a)the chief officer still reasonably believes that information to be relevant in relation to the type of regulated work in relation to which the scheme member participates in the Scheme, and

(b)in the chief officer’s opinion, that information still ought to be included in the scheme member’s scheme record.; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(7) This section does not apply to vetting information included in a scheme record which could be the subject of an application under section 52A(2)..

(5) After section 51 (correction of inaccurate scheme record) insert—

52ZA    Procedure following correction of inaccurate scheme record

(1) This section applies where—

(a)on receiving a copy of a scheme record under section 52(3)(b) or (5), a scheme member requests that Ministers correct information included in the record,

(b)Ministers correct the information, and

(c)as a result of the correction, the scheme record includes vetting information about a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8B of the 1997 Act which is—

(i)a spent conviction, but

(ii)not a protected conviction.

(2) Section 51(2) does not apply in relation to the corrected information.

(3) Ministers must treat the request for disclosure to which the copy of the scheme record relates as if—

(a)it has not yet been complied with, and

(b)it had been made on the day on which the information is corrected..

(6) For section 52 (disclosure of scheme records) substitute—

52    Disclosure of scheme records

(1) This section applies in relation to a scheme member’s scheme record if—

(a)disclosure conditions A to D are satisfied, and

(b)section 53 does not require Ministers to disclose the scheme member’s short scheme record.

(2) Subsection (3) applies where the scheme record does not include vetting information about a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8B of the 1997 Act which is—

(a)a spent conviction, but

(b)not a protected conviction.

(3) Ministers must—

(a)disclose the scheme record, and

(b)send a copy of the scheme record to the scheme member.

(4) Subsections (5) to (9) apply where the scheme record includes vetting information about a conviction for an offence listed in schedule 8B of the 1997 Act which is—

(a)a spent conviction, but

(b)not a protected conviction.

(5) Ministers must send a copy of the scheme record to the scheme member (who may make an application to the sheriff under section 52A(2)).

(6) Subsection (7) applies where—

(a)the scheme member notifies Ministers before the end of the period mentioned in section 52A(3)(a) that the scheme member does not intend to make an application under section 52A(2), or

(b)that period expires without the scheme member having notified Ministers that the scheme member does intend to make such an application.

(7) Ministers must disclose the scheme record as soon as possible after receiving the notification or, as the case may be, the expiry of that period.

(8) Subsection (9) applies where—

(a)the scheme member notifies Ministers before the end of the period mentioned in section 52A(3)(a) that the scheme member intends to make an application under section 52A(2), but

(b)either—

(i)the scheme member does not make such an application before the end of the period mentioned in section 52A(3)(b), or

(ii)the scheme member does make such an application but abandons it before it is determined by the sheriff.

(9) Ministers must not disclose the scheme record (and the request for disclosure of the record is to be treated as having been withdrawn).

52A    Review of vetting information in scheme record

(1) This section applies where a scheme member receives a copy of the scheme member’s scheme record under section 52(5).

(2) The scheme member may apply to the sheriff for an order requiring Ministers to remove from the scheme record the vetting information referred to in section 52(4).

(3) An application under subsection (2)—

(a)may only be made if the scheme member notifies Ministers before the end of the period of 10 working days beginning with the date on which the scheme record was sent to the scheme member under section 52(5) of an intention to make the application,

(b)must be made before the end of the period of 3 months beginning with the date on which that notification is given, and

(c)must not relate to vetting information about a conviction which has previously been the subject of an application which—

(i)was refused under subsection (6)(b), and

(ii)related to the same type of regulated work.

(4) No finding of fact on which a conviction is based may be challenged in an application under subsection (2).

(5) Proceedings in an application under subsection (2) may take place in private if the sheriff considers it appropriate in all the circumstances.

(6) In determining an application under subsection (2) the sheriff must—

(a)if satisfied that the vetting information is not relevant in relation to a type of regulated work in relation to which the scheme member participates in the Scheme, allow the application,

(b)otherwise, refuse the application.

(7) The sheriff may allow the application in part where it relates to vetting information about two or more convictions.

(8) The decision of the sheriff on an application is final.

(9) Where the sheriff allows the application, the sheriff must order Ministers to remove the information from the scheme record in relation to a type of regulated work in relation to which the scheme member participates in the Scheme.

(10) On the determination of an application under subsection (2), Ministers must treat the disclosure request to which the application relates as if it had been made under section 52 on the day after the date on which the determination is made..

(7) In section 53 (disclosure of short scheme records)—

(a)in subsection (1) before “Ministers” insert “Subject to subsection (1A),”;

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) But Ministers must treat the request as a request for a disclosure of the member’s scheme record under section 52 if the scheme record includes vetting information.;

(c)in subsection (3) for paragraphs (b) to (e) substitute—

(b)says that no vetting information is included in the scheme member’s scheme record.; and

(d)subsection (4) is repealed.

(8) After section 57 (disclosure restrictions) insert—

57A    Meaning of “conviction” and “protected conviction”

For the purposes of sections 52 and 52A—

“conviction” means a conviction within the meaning of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and “spent conviction” is to be construed in accordance with that Act,

“protected conviction” is to be construed in accordance with section 126ZA of the 1997 Act..

Transitional provision

Current applications for criminal record certificates and enhanced criminal record certificates under sections 113A, 113B, 114 and 116 of the 1997 Act

5.—(1) Paragraph (2) of this article applies where the Scottish Ministers—

(a)have, before the relevant date, received an application for—

(i)a criminal record certificate under section 113A (criminal record certificates) or, as the case may be, section 114 (criminal record certificates: Crown employment) of the 1997 Act; or

(ii)an enhanced criminal record certificate under section 113B (enhanced criminal record certificates) or, as the case may be, section 116 (enhanced criminal record certificates: judicial appointments and Crown employment) of the 1997 Act; and

(b)have not by that date issued the certificate.

(2) An application referred to in paragraph (1) is to be treated for all purposes as having been received after the relevant date.

(3) Paragraph (4) applies where before the relevant date the Scottish Ministers have issued—

(a)a criminal record certificate under section 113A or, as the case may be, section 114 of the 1997 Act; or

(b)an enhanced criminal record certificate under section 113B or, as the case may be, section 116 of the 1997 Act.

(4) Section 116ZB(2) of the 1997 Act as inserted by article 3(4) of this Order does not apply in relation to the certificate.

Current applications for new certificates under section 117 of the 1997 Act

6.—(1) Paragraph (2) of this article applies where the Scottish Ministers—

(a)have, before the relevant date, received an application for a new criminal record certificate or, as the case may be, a new enhanced criminal record certificate under sections 113A to 116 of the 1997 Act in accordance with section 117 (disputes about accuracy of certificates) of the 1997 Act; and

(b)have not by that date issued the new certificate.

(2) An application referred to in paragraph (1) is to be treated for all purposes as having been received after the relevant date.

Current applications for registration under section 120 of the 1997 Act

7.—(1) Paragraph (2) of this article applies where the Scottish Ministers—

(a)have, before the relevant date, received an application for registration under section 120 (registered persons) of the 1997 Act; and

(b)have not by that date included the person in the register kept under section 120 of the 1997 Act.

(2) An application referred to in paragraph (1) is to be treated for all purposes as having been received after the relevant date.

Current disclosure requests under sections 52 and 53 of the 2007 Act

8.—(1) Paragraph (2) of this article applies where the Scottish Ministers—

(a)have, before the relevant date, received a request for—

(i)disclosure of a scheme member’s scheme record under section 52 (disclosure of scheme records) of the 2007 Act; or

(ii)disclosure of a scheme member’s short scheme record under section 53 (disclosure of short scheme records) of the 2007 Act; and

(b)have not by that date disclosed the scheme record or, as the case may be, short scheme record.

(2) Any request for a disclosure referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is to be treated for all purposes as having been received after the relevant date.

Correction of scheme records under section 51 of the 2007 Act

9.—(1) Paragraph (2) of this article applies where the Scottish Ministers—

(a)have, before the relevant date, received—

(i)a notification of changes under section 50 (duty to notify certain changes) of the 2007 Act; or

(ii)a request from a scheme member for correction of a scheme record under section 51 (correction of inaccurate scheme record) of the 2007 Act; and

(b)have not by that date corrected the scheme record.

(2) A notification or, as the case may be, a request referred to in paragraph (1) is to be treated for all purposes as having been received after the relevant date.

(3) For the purposes of section 51, information is not to be regarded as inaccurate if it is information about a conviction which no longer falls within the definition of vetting information by virtue of the coming into force of this Order.

Current nominations under regulation 4 of the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

10.—(1) Paragraph (2) of this article applies where the Scottish Ministers—

(a)have, before the relevant date, received—

(i)a nomination of a countersignatory under regulation 4(1) or 4(2) (nomination of countersignatories) of the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Scotland) Regulations 2010(249); or

(ii)representations under paragraph (6) of that regulation; and

(b)have not by that date accepted the nomination.

(2) A nomination or, as the case may be, representations as referred to in paragraph (1) are to be treated for all purposes as having been received after the relevant date.

Consequential amendments

Amendment of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees for Scheme Membership and Disclosure Requests) Regulations 2010

11.  After regulation 5 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees for Scheme Membership and Disclosure Requests) Regulations 2010(250) insert—

Waiver of fees for disclosure request under section 52 when deemed to be such under section 53(1A)

5A.  The fee prescribed by regulation 3(3) is waived where—

(a)the scheme member has requested disclosure of the scheme member’s short scheme record under section 53 of the Act and paid the fee prescribed by regulation 3(4); and

(b)in accordance with section 53(1A) of the Act, the request for the disclosure of the scheme member’s short scheme record is treated as a request for disclosure of the member’s scheme record as if the request had been made under section 52 of the Act..

Revocation

12.  The Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial Order 2015(251) is revoked.

ANGELA CONSTANCE

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

10th December 2015

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