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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2020 No. 369 (C. 30)

Children And Young Persons

The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2020

Made

10th November 2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

12th November 2020

Coming into force

30th November 2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the power conferred by section 84(2) of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 30 November 2020.

(2) In these Regulations “the Act” means the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019.

Appointed day

2.—(1) 30 November 2020 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the schedule.

(2) The subject matter of each provision of the Act specified in column 1 is listed in column 2 of the schedule.

MAREE TODD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

10th November 2020

Regulation 2(1)

SCHEDULE

Column 1Column 2
Provisions of the ActSubject matter
Section 4Amendment of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Section 5Disclosure of information about convictions etc. relating to time when person under 12
Section 6Disclosure of information about relevant behaviour: judicial proceedings
Section 7Disclosure of information about relevant behaviour: non-judicial proceedings
Section 8Disapplication of sections 6 and 7
Section 9Further limitations on sections 6 and 7
Section 10Disclosure of information relating to time when person under 12
Section 11Independent reviewer
Section 12Period and terms of appointment
Section 13Administrative support
Section 14Referral of information to independent reviewer
Section 15Notification of referral under section 14
Section 16Notification to applicant or scheme member
Section 17Provision of information to the independent reviewer
Section 18Review of information referred under section 14
Section 19Notification of determination
Section 20Appeal against determination under section 18
Section 21Annual report and recommendations
Section 25Amendments consequential on Chapter 2
Section 26Interpretation of Part 2

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations bring into force the provisions of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (“the Act”) on 30 November 2020 listed in the schedule. These provisions relate to:

These are the third Commencement Regulations in respect of the Act.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Act received Royal Assent on 11 June 2019. Sections 84 and 85 of the Act came into force on the following day. The provisions of the Act commenced by earlier commencement regulations are detailed in the table below.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Sections 3 and 2729 November 20192019/349
Sections 22 to 2431 March 20202020/74
Sections 29 to 3231 March 20202020/74
Section 33(4)31 March 20202020/74
Section 56(3) and (4)31 March 20202020/74
Section 5731 March 20202020/74
Section 60(6)31 March 20202020/74
Section 65(2)(b)(iii) and (3)31 March 20202020/74
Section 66(9)31 March 20202020/74
Section 7331 March 20202020/74
Section 80 to 8331 March 20202020/74