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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Paragraph 73 – The Sexual Offences Act 2003

917.Paragraph 73 amends section 135 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 so that references in Part 2 of that Act (notification and orders) to a person being found not guilty of an offence by reason of insanity include reference to a person acquitted by reason of the defence created by the new section 51A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, as inserted by section 168 of this Act.

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