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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 89: Guidance for chief constable

181.This section inserts section 84A into the PVG Act and provides that Ministers must issue guidance to the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland about the chief constable’s functions under Parts 1 and 2 of the PVG Act (see section 63 for guidance with regard to the chief constable’s functions under Part 1 of the Act). Guidance can only be issued after Ministers have consulted the chief constable. The guidance can be reviewed as necessary. The chief constable must have regard to the guidance when exercising any functions under Part 1 or 2 of the PVG Act.

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