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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 65: Sources of information

128.Ministers are entitled to access information held in central records (as defined by section 69) to assist with Ministers’ functions. Ministers can also require certain persons to provide them with information which they believe the person holds and which they consider necessary to carry out their functions under this Part of the Act, for example gathering information to enable them to make a determination under section 13. The chief constable cannot provide information if disclosing it would be contrary to the interests of the prevention or detection of crime. Ministers cannot be held liable for any inaccuracy in information provided to them under Part 1 of the Act by a third party.

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