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Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 11: Report on operation of offences

48.This section states that the Scottish Ministers are required to report to Parliament on the operation of the offences in section 1 and 6 during a period beginning on the day that those offences come into force and ending 2 years after the 1 August next occurring after that day. The effect of this is that the report will cover two full football seasons. The report must be laid in Parliament not later than 12 months after the end of this period.

49.Subsection (2) states the Scottish Ministers, before preparing a report under subsection (1) must consult with such persons as they consider appropriate.

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