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Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules 1996 Amendment) (No. 5) (Proceeds of Crime etc.) 2017

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1.—(1) This Act of Adjournal may be cited as the Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules 1996 Amendment) (No. 5) (Proceeds of Crime etc.) 2017.

(2) It comes into force on 21st December 2017.

(3) A certified copy is to be inserted in the Books of Adjournal.

Amendment of the Criminal Procedure Rules 1996

2.—(1) The Criminal Procedure Rules 1996(1) are amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In Chapter 37AA (proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002)(2)—

(a)in rule 37AA.1 (interpretation of this Chapter)—

(i)after the definition of “the 2014 Regulations” insert—

“appropriate person” has the meaning given by section 412 (interpretation)(3) of the Act of 2002;; and

(ii)after the definition of “compliance order” insert—

“interested person” and “senior officer” have the meanings given by section 336D (sections 336A to 336C: interpretation) of the Act of 2002(4);

“relevant person” has the meaning given by section 339ZH(12) (further information orders) of the Act of 2002(5).;

(b)in rule 37AA.10 (application, discharge and variation)—

(i)at the end of paragraph (1)(a) omit “and”; and

(ii)after paragraph (1)(a) insert—

(aa)by the senior officer to the sheriff under the following provisions of the Act of 2002—

(i)section 336A(1) (extension of moratorium period)(6);

(ii)section 336B(4) (order to withhold specified information);

(ba)by the relevant person to the sheriff under section 339ZH(1) (further information orders)(7); and; and

(c)after rule 37AA.10 insert—

Appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court

37AA.(1) An appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court under section 336B(8) (proceedings under section 336A: supplementary) of the Act of 2002 is to be made by lodging a note of appeal in Form 37AA.11-A.

(2) When an appeal is lodged, the court must—

(a)order intimation of the appeal to—

(i)the senior officer and any interested person other than the appellant, where an interested person is the appellant; or

(ii)any interested person, where the senior officer is the appellant; and

(b)appoint a hearing on the appeal.

(3) An appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court under section 339ZJ(1) (appeals) of the Act of 2002(8) is to be made by lodging a note of appeal in Form 37AA.11-B.

(4) When an appeal is lodged the court must—

(a)order intimation of the appeal to—

(i)the procurator fiscal and any other person who was a party to the proceedings on the application, where a respondent to the proceedings on the application is the appellant; or

(ii)any respondent to the proceedings on the application, where the procurator fiscal is the appellant; and

(b)appoint a hearing on the appeal..

(3) In Chapter 43 (Terrorism Act 2000 and Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001)(9)—

(a)in rule 43.1(1) (interpretation)—

(i)omit “and” where it first occurs; and

(ii)at the end of the definition of “the Act of 2001” insert—

; and

“law enforcement officer” has the meaning given by section 22B(14) (further information orders) of the Act of 2000(10).;

(b)before paragraph (1)(a) of rule 43.2 (applications under the Act of 2000 or 2001) insert—

(za)section 22B(1) (further information order) of the Act of 2000;; and

(c)after rule 43.2 insert—

Appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court

43.3.(1) An appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court under section 22D(1) (appeals) of the Act of 2000 is to be made by lodging a note of appeal in Form 43.3.

(2) When an appeal is lodged, the court must—

(a)order intimation of the appeal to—

(i)the law enforcement officer and any other person who was a party to the proceedings on the application, where a respondent to the proceedings on the application is the appellant; or

(ii)any respondent to the proceedings on the application, where the law enforcement officer is the appellant; and

(b)appoint a hearing on the appeal..

(4) In the appendix—

(a)after Form 37AA.5D-B (form of timetable order)(11) insert Forms 37AA.11-A and 37AA.11-B set out in the schedule of this Act of Adjournal; and

(b)after Form 42.2 (Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Act 2001)(12) insert Form 43.3 set out in the schedule of this Act of Adjournal.

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord Justice General

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

5th December 2017

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