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Visiting Forces Act 1952

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2In the application of the said section three to Scotland, the expression “offence against the person” means any of the following offences, that is to say:—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)murder, culpable homicide, rape [F1, torture], robbery, assault, incest, sodomy, lewd, indecent and libidinous practices, procuring abortion, abduction, cruel and unnatural treatment of persons, threats to murder or to injure persons; and

(b)any offence not falling within the last foregoing sub-paragraph, being an offence punishable under any of the following enactments:—

(i)the M1Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885;

(ii)section forty-six of the M2Mental Deficiency and Lunacy (Scotland) Act, 1913 (which relates to certain offences against mentally defective females); [F2and]

(iii)sections twelve to sixteen and twenty-two of the M3Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act, 1937.

[F3(iv)section 52(1)(a) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.]

[F4(c)an offence of making such a threat as is mentioned in subsection (3)(a) of section 1 of the Internationally Protected Persons Act 1978 and the following offence against a protected person within the meaning of that section, namely, an offence under section 2 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.]

[F5(d)an offence under section 2 of the Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983, where the circumstances are that—

(i)in the case of a contravention of subsection (2); the act falling within paragraph (a) or (b) of that subsection would, had it been done, have constituted an offence falling within sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph, or

(ii)in the case of a contravention of subsection (3) or (4), the act threatened would, had it been done, have constituted such an offence]

[F6(e)an offence of making such a threat as is mentioned in section 3 of the United Nations Personnel Act 1997 and an offence of causing an explosion likely to endanger life, committed against a UN worker (within the meaning of that Act), under section 2 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.]

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