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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 36: Review and publication of strategy

144.Subsection (1) of section 36 provides that the strategy prepared under section 35 must be reviewed by the Scottish Ministers every three years. Following a review, the Scottish Ministers are required by subsection (2) to prepare a report on the review, including an assessment of the extent to which the strategy has been complied with, and may prepare a revised strategy. If a decision is taken following such a review not to prepare a revised strategy, the Scottish Ministers must set out their reasons for that decision.

145.Subsection (4) places a duty on the Scottish Ministers to consult with those likely to have an interest in the strategy before preparing or reviewing the strategy. Those likely to have an interest include, but are not limited to, businesses, support agencies, faith based groups etc..

146.Subsection (5) requires the Scottish Ministers to publish the first strategy within 1 year of Section 1 coming into force and lay before the Scottish Parliament each strategy and report prepared under this section.

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