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Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Act 2021

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20Reporting on operation of Part

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(1)The Scottish Ministers must as soon as practicable after the end of the reporting period lay before the Scottish Parliament a report setting out, in relation to that period—

(a)the numbers of domestic abuse protection notices, domestic abuse protection orders and interim domestic abuse protection orders made,

(b)the number of extensions of domestic abuse protection orders,

(c)in respect of the offence in section 7(1)—

(i)the number of cases for which criminal proceedings were undertaken, and

(ii)the number of convictions in criminal proceedings,

(d)in respect of the offence in section 17(1)—

(i)the number of cases for which criminal proceedings were undertaken, and

(ii)the number of convictions in criminal proceedings, and

(e)information about the experience of persons who were, in respect of domestic abuse protection notices, domestic abuse protection orders or interim domestic abuse protection orders, person B.

(2)The report may include any other information that the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate about—

(a)the operation of this Part during the reporting period, or

(b)the experience of any persons affected by its operation during the reporting period (such as, for example, children to whom provision in domestic abuse protection orders related directly).

(3)The reporting period is the period of 3 years beginning with the day on which this Part comes into force.

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