Explanatory Notes

Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004

2004 asp 3

14 April 2004

Commentary on Sections

Part 2 – Civil Proceedings

Section 17 – Vulnerable witness: Crown application and saving provision

77.Subsection (1) makes clear that the special measures provisions apply to the Crown as a party to civil proceedings.

78.Subsection (2) ensures that the existing common law powers to make or authorise special arrangements for vulnerable witnesses’ evidence are not removed by sections 12 or 13.