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Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act 2018

Section 6 – Application for disregard: further information

24.Section 6(1) provides that the Scottish Ministers may ask any person to provide information or make representations in relation to an application for a disregard. In practice, requests are most likely to be made to Police Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), though there may be other organisations or individuals who may be consulted in individual cases.

25.Section 6(2) authorises any person to whom such a request is made to provide the information requested.

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