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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

Schedule 5

435.Schedule 5 repeals all references in the 1981 Act to the imposition of a special penalty in connection with bird-related offences.  The concept of a special penalty for certain offences is redundant, as a consequence of the standardisation of maximum penalties effected by paragraph 6 of schedule 3.

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