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Act of Sederunt (Summary Application Rules 1999 Amendment) (Trafficking and Exploitation Orders) 2017

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1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Summary Application Rules 1999 Amendment) (Trafficking and Exploitation Orders) 2017.

(2) Subject to subparagraph (3), it comes into force on 30th June 2017.

(3) Paragraph 2(2)(a)(iii) and (v), (2)(b)(ii), (4) and (5)(b) come into force on 31st October 2017.

(4) A certified copy is to be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

Amendment of the Summary Application Rules 1999

2.—(1) The Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules) 1999(1) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In Part XLV (mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters)(2) of Chapter 3—

(a)in rule 3.45.1 (interpretation)—

(i)before the definition of “Article 5 certificate” insert—

“the 2015 Act” means the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015(3);;

(ii)after the definition of “interim sexual offences prevention order” insert—

“interim trafficking and exploitation prevention order” means an order made under section 24 of the 2015 Act;

(iii)after the definition of “interim trafficking and exploitation prevention order” insert—

“interim trafficking and exploitation risk order” means an order made under section 30 of the 2015 Act;;

(iv)after the definition of “the Regulation” insert—

“trafficking and exploitation prevention order” means an order made under section 18 of the 2015 Act; and

(v)after the definition of “trafficking and exploitation prevention order” insert—

“trafficking and exploitation risk order” means an order made under section 26 of the 2015 Act..

(b)in rule 3.45.2 (application of rules 3.45.3 to 3.45.9)—

(i)at the end of paragraph (a)(ii) insert—

or

(iii)

a trafficking and exploitation prevention order;; and

(ii)in paragraph (a)(iii) after “order” insert “or a trafficking and exploitation risk order;”.

(3) After Part XLVII (serious crime prevention orders)(4) of Chapter 3 (rules on applications under specific statutes) insert—

PART XLVIIITRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION ORDERS

Interpretation

3.48.1.  In this Part—

“the 2015 Act” means the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015(5);

“trafficking and exploitation prevention order” means an order made under section 18 of the 2015 Act.

Variation, renewal or discharge of trafficking and exploitation prevention orders

3.48.2.(1) An application under section 23 of the 2015 Act to vary, renew or discharge a trafficking and exploitation prevention order is made by minute in the process relating to the application for the order.

(2) A minute under paragraph (1) is made in accordance with and regulated by Chapter 14 of the Ordinary Cause Rules.

(3) Where an application under section 23 of the 2015 Act to vary, renew or discharge an order is made in a sheriff court other than the sheriff court in which the process relating to the application for the order is held—

(a)it must be made by summary application;

(b)the initial writ containing the application must contain averments as to the sheriff court in which the process relating to the trafficking and exploitation prevention order is held;

(c)the sheriff clerk with whom the application is lodged must notify the sheriff clerk of the sheriff court in which the process relating to the trafficking and exploitation prevention order is held; and

(d)that sheriff clerk must, not later than 4 days after receipt of such notification, transfer the process relating to the trafficking and exploitation prevention order to the sheriff clerk of the sheriff court in which the application is made.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3), the sheriff court in which the process relating to the order is held is the sheriff court in which the trafficking and exploitation prevention order was granted or, where the process has been transferred under that paragraph, the last sheriff court to which the process has been transferred.

(5) A failure of the sheriff clerk to comply with paragraph (3) shall not invalidate the application..

(4) In Part XLVIII (trafficking and exploitation orders)—

(a)in rule 3.48.1 (interpretation), at the end of the definition of “trafficking and exploitation prevention order” insert—

and

“trafficking and exploitation risk order” means an order made under section 26 of the 2015 Act.; and

(b)after rule 3.48.2 (variation, renewal or discharge of trafficking and exploitation prevention orders) insert—

Variation, renewal or discharge of a trafficking and exploitation risk order

3.48.3.(1) An application under section 29 of the 2015 Act to vary, renew or discharge a trafficking an exploitation risk order is made by minute in the process relating to the application for the order.

(2) A minute under paragraph (1) is made in accordance with and regulated by Chapter 14 of the Ordinary Cause Rules.

(3) Where an application under section 29 of the 2015 Act to vary, renew or discharge an order is made in a sheriff court other than the sheriff court in which the process relating to the application for the order is held—

(a)it must be made by summary application;

(b)the initial writ containing the application must contain averments as to the sheriff court in which the process relating to the trafficking and exploitation risk order is held;

(c)the sheriff clerk with whom the application is lodged must notify the sheriff clerk of the sheriff court in which the process relating to the trafficking and exploitation risk order is held; and

(d)that sheriff clerk must, not later than 4 days after receipt of such notification transfer the process relating to the trafficking and exploitation risk order to the sheriff clerk of the sheriff court in which the application is made.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3), the sheriff court in which the process relating to the order is held is the sheriff court in which the trafficking and exploitation risk order was granted, or where the process has been transferred under that paragraph, the last sheriff court to which the process has been transferred.

(5) A failure of the sheriff clerk to comply with paragraph (3) shall not invalidate the application.

(5) In schedule 1, in Form 61 (application for certificate under article 5 of Regulation (EU) No. 606/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12th June 2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters)—

(a)after “or interim risk of sexual harm order” insert “or trafficking and exploitation prevention order or interim trafficking and exploitation prevention order”; and

(b)after “interim trafficking and exploitation prevention order” insert “or trafficking and exploitation risk order or interim trafficking and exploitation risk order”.

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

16th June 2017

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