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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 38.  Police access to lists

73.Section 38 gives the police access to the lists and any other information, contained in the lists, which Ministers consider should be disclosed. Information that is likely to be disclosed is information which helps confirm the identity of the individual included on the lists. The police might, for example, store information about the addition or removal of an individual from either list on the Criminal History System. It is intended that police access to the lists will make it easier for them to investigate suspected offences under this Act.

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