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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 41 – Licensing objectives: protecting young persons from harm

134.Section 41 amends the licensing objective at section 4(1)(e) of the 2005 Act to include young persons. The term young person is defined at section 147 of the 2005 Act and means a person aged 16 or 17. Under the legislation, Boards must ensure that their decision making is underpinned by the five licensing objectives, including the existing objective ‘to protect children from harm’. This amendment expands this requirement so that Boards must also consider protecting ‘young persons’ from harm.

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