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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 9 (C. 2)

Criminal Law

The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 4) Regulations 2018

Made

11th January 2018

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

15th January 2018

Coming into force

31st January 2018

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 45(2) and (3) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 4) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 31st January 2018.

Appointed days

2.  The following days are appointed for the coming into force, for all remaining purposes, of the following provisions in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015—

(a)31st January 2018 for section 12 (presumption of age of child victim); and

(b)1st April 2018 for section 9 (support and assistance for adult victims of human trafficking).

MICHAEL MATHESON

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th January 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations bring into force, for all remaining purposes, sections 9 and 12 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (“the Act”). Sections 9 and 12 were previously commenced only for the purpose of making regulations.

The Bill for the Act received Royal Assent on 4th November 2015. Section 45(1) brought into force sections 40, 41, 42, 44, 45 and 46 on the day after Royal Assent.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Part 131st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 831st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 9 (partially)31st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 1031st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 11 (partially)31st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 12 (partially)31st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Part 331st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 1630th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 1730th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 1830th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 1930th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2030th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2130th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2230th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2330th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2430th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2530th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2631st October 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2731st October 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2831st October 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 2931st October 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 3031st October 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 3131st October 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 3231st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 3331st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 34(1)31st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 34(2) to (6)30th June 2017S.S.I. 2017/140
Section 3531st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 3631st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 3731st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 38 (partially)31st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 3931st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Section 4331st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Schedule, paragraphs 1, 3 and 631st May 2016S.S.I. 2016/128
Schedule, paragraphs 2, 4 and 517th December 2016S.S.I. 2016/385

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