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Counter-Terrorism Act 2008

Section 17 – Material subject to the Terrorism Act 2000: Scotland

52.Section 17 makes amendments to paragraph 20 of Schedule 8 to the 2000 Act (which applies in Scotland) the effect of which are similar to the amendments made by section 16 (which amends provisions applying in England and Wales). Paragraph 20 governs the use of fingerprints and samples of those detained under the 2000 Act in Scotland. Subsection (2) amends paragraph 20 so as to allow samples obtained in Scotland under the 2000 Act to be used for purposes of a terrorist investigation, in the interest of national security, for the purposes related to the prevention and detection of crime or the investigation of an offence or the conduct of a prosecution.

53.Subsection (3) adds a new paragraph 21 to Schedule 8 that applies, with modifications, section 20 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995. The effect is that the 2000 Act samples may be cross checked against samples taken under the 1995 Act, samples referred to in section 63A of PACE and against material held under section 18.

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