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Interpretation of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014

17.  In section 32 of the Act—

(a)after the definition of “the 2003” Act insert—

“competent authority” means each of the following persons—

(a)

the Lord Advocate,

(b)

the Scottish Ministers,

(c)

the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland,

(d)

the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service,

(e)

the Parole Board for Scotland,

“a member of police staff” means a member of police staff appointed under section 26 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012(1),, and

(b)after the definition of the Mental Health Act, insert—

“procurator fiscal” has the same meaning as in section 307(1) of the 1995 Act..