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The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber and General Regulatory Chamber Charity Appeals (Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber and General Regulatory Chamber Charity Appeals (Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 12th January 2018.

Amendment of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber (Procedure) Regulations 2017

2.—(1) The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber (Procedure) Regulations 2017(1) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber Rules of Procedure 2018 as set out in the schedule are amended as follows:—

(a)in paragraph (2) of rule 32 (recovery of documents) for the words after “liable” substitute:

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (or both);

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding £5,000 (or both).;

(b)in paragraph (4) of rule 33 (witnesses and citation of witnesses) for the words after “liable” substitute:

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (or both);

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding £5,000 (or both).;

(c)in paragraph (2) of rule 78 (recovery of documents) for the words after “liable” substitute:

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (or both);

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding £5,000 (or both).;

(d)in paragraph (4) of rule 79 (witnesses and citation of witnesses) for the words after “liable” substitute:

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (or both);

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding £5,000 (or both).;

(e)for paragraph (7) of rule 84 (attendance at hearings) substitute:

(7) The following persons, as well as the parties and their representatives, shall be entitled to attend the hearing of a claim held in private—

(a)a parent of the person to whom the claim relates where the person is not the claimant;

(b)an individual attending to support a party;

(c)an individual appointed under rule 89(4);

(d)a witness, but only for the purpose of giving evidence;

(e)the Chamber President and a member of the First-tier Tribunal (when not sitting as a member of the First-tier Tribunal);

(f)a member of staff of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service;

(g)an interpreter;

(h)a person giving necessary assistance to a person entitled to attend the hearing.; and

(f)for paragraphs (2) to (5) of rule 92 (restricted reporting orders), substitute:

(2) A restricted reporting order is an order limiting or prohibiting the publishing of any matter specified in the order, which may include matter likely to lead members of the public to identify the claimant or any child under 16 years of age or other individual, where it is considered that they should not be identified.

(3) In this rule “publishing” includes, without prejudice to the generality of that expression—

(a)publishing any matter in a programme service, as defined by section 201 of the Broadcasting Act 1990(2); and

(b)causing any matter to be published.

(4) An order under this rule may be made in respect of a limited period and may be varied or revoked by a legal member or the First-tier Tribunal before or at the hearing..

Amendment of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber Charity Appeals (Procedure) Regulations 2017

3.—(1) The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber Charity Appeals (Procedure) Regulations 2017(3) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In regulation 1(1), for “The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber Rules of Procedure 2018” substitute “The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber Charity Appeals Rules of Procedure 2018”.

ANNABELLE EWING

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

15th November 2017

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