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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Licensing of child performances

Section 94 – Extension of licensing of child performances to children under 14

281.This section repeals section 38 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 (“the 1963 Act”). It has the effect of removing restrictions in that section which limit children under the age of 14 from being granted a performance licence under section 37 of the 1963 Act, except where the child is dancing in a ballet or acting and the part can only be taken by a child of that age, or where the performance is wholly or mainly musical or consists only of opera and ballet.

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