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Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction)(Scotland) Act 2011

Section 8: Extension of orders

20.This section provides for extensions to the period for which an order has effect. A person mentioned in subsection (3) who wishes to extend an order must apply to the court. But, under subsection (6), no application is necessary in the case of orders made by virtue of section 4(1). The court can extend such orders on its own initiative.

21.“Other persons affected by the order”, for the purposes of section 8(3)(c), may include the persons referred to above in relation to section 7(1)(c).

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