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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 81.  Regulations about registration

144.Section 81 makes further amendments to Part 5 of the Police Act in relation to the conditions that apply to the register held under section 120 of the Police Act. Firstly, the Vetting and Disclosure Unit can refuse to include a person on the register if they believe that that person is likely to countersign less than a minimum number of applications each year. Secondly, the Vetting and Disclosure Unit can remove a person who is already on the register if he or she countersigns less than a minimum number of applications each year. The figure for each circumstance would need to be prescribed in regulations.

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