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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 141 – Application for section 145 order

627.This section imposes a duty upon the prosecutor to apply to the court for an order prohibiting disclosure of information which he would otherwise require to disclose where such disclosure would be likely to cause a real risk of substantial harm or damage to the public interest. The order sought from the court is referred to as a ‘section 145 order’.

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