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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 1999

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Amendment of rule 86A of the principal Rules

25.—(1) Rule 86A of the principal Rules (searching of visitors)(1) is amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this rule.

(2) In paragraph (1), for the words “the visitor” where they occur for the first time, there are substituted the words “a visitor”.

(3) For paragraph (8), there is substituted the following paragraph:–

(8) Where a visitor is searched by an officer under section 41(2A) of the Act–

(a)the officer carrying out the search shall be of the same sex as the visitor;

(b)subject to sub-paragraph (d), the search shall be undertaken outwith the sight of any prisoner, any other visitor or officers who are not of the same sex as the visitor;

(c)the search shall be carried out as expeditiously and decently as possible; and

(d)where the visitor is under 16 years of age, the search shall be carried out in the presence of an accompanying adult..


Rule 86A was inserted by S.I. 1998/1589, rule 38.

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