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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 52 – Relevant offences and foreign offences: spent convictions

168.Section 52 repeals section 129(4) of the 2005 Act which prohibits any consideration of a conviction for a relevant offence or foreign offence if it is spent for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This amendment will make it possible for spent convictions to be brought to and considered by Boards as part of their decision-making.

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