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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 22: Orders on sentencing: variation, renewal and discharge

98.Section 22 makes provision about varying, renewing and discharging TEPOs made on sentencing.

99.Subsections (2) to (4) set out general powers in this context. The person in respect of whom the TEPO is made or the prosecutor may apply for variation, renewal or discharge of such a TEPO. That application is to be made to the High Court where that court made the order and to the sheriff otherwise. Subsection (4)(b) makes provision about shrieval jurisdiction in this connection. Where the relevant court receives such an application, it may vary, renew or discharge individual prohibitions or requirements or add new prohibitions or requirements, it may renew the whole order or it may discharge the whole order.

100.Subsection (5) provides that the court must, before making an order under this section, give an opportunity to make representations to the person in respect of whom the order is made, the prosecutor and the chief constable. Subsection (6) provides that, after taking into account any such representations, the court may then make such order as it thinks appropriate.

101.Subsection (7) sets out the tests the court must consider when deciding whether to vary, renew or discharge TEPOs made on sentencing (including by adding new prohibitions or requirements) or any prohibitions or requirements within them. Subsection (7)(a) applies the tests for the making of a TEPO to any variation (including an increase or a relaxation of a requirement or prohibition), renewal or addition. Subsection (7)(b) applies those tests to any discharge of a prohibition or requirement or of an order.

102.Subsection (8) makes it clear that an order varying or renewing a TEPO is subject to the requirements and prohibitions established by sections 20 and 21 in the same way as the original order.

103.Subsection (9) defines “prosecutor” for the purposes of this section.

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