Section 25 — Application for removal from list

Part of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:16 am on 8th March 2007.

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Photo of Robert Brown Robert Brown Liberal Democrat 9:16 am, 8th March 2007

We are getting into a somewhat esoteric dispute about the amendment's wording, but the difficulty that Iain Smith mentioned does not arise.

The amendment states:

"A period may not be prescribed under subsection (3)(a) in relation to a particular individual."

That refers to both prescriptions. The distinction is that which I explained, between prescribing things at the time of listing an individual and laying down circumstances in advance that apply generally to certain classes of people.

Obviously, these matters will be the subject of regulations and any further issues relating to them can be explored during the consultation on the regulations. However, I do not think that the difficulty that Iain Smith fears arises.

Amendment 29 agreed to.