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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Trafficking and exploitation offences

Section 16: Relevant trafficking or exploitation offences

72.Section 16 provides a list of the relevant trafficking and exploitation offences for the purposes of trafficking and exploitation prevention and risk orders made under the Act. The list includes repealed provisions as orders (other than orders on sentencing) may still be made with reference to convictions under such provisions.

73.Subsection (2) provides that the Scottish Ministers may modify by regulations the offences contained in the list. Under section 37(2) any such regulations are subject to the affirmative procedure.

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