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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 24: Review of relevant Scottish police information by the independent reviewer

54.This section gives an applicant the right to request a review by the independent reviewer following a review of relevant police information under section 23 by the chief constable. If a request for review is made within the prescribed period, Ministers must arrange for a review by the independent reviewer. The independent reviewer’s role is to decide whether the police information is relevant for the purpose of the disclosure and whether it ought to be included. Section 28 makes further provision on the procedure for reviews carried out by the independent reviewer.

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