The Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2022

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2022/22

2022 No. 22 (C. 1)

Criminal Law

The Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2022

Made 25th January 2022

Laid before the Scottish Parliament 27th January 2022

Coming into force 1st April 2022

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 34(2) of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 20141.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2022 and comes into force on 1 April 2022.

S-2 Day appointed

Day appointed

2. 1 April 2022 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 9 of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 20142.

HUMZA YOUSAF

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

25th January 2022

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order commences section 9 of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”) on 1 April 2022.

Section 9 allows a person who is a victim of a sexual offence, to request that any forensic medical examination of them is carried out by a registered medical practitioner of a sex specified by the person.

The Bill for the 2014 Act received Royal Assent on 17 January 2014. The following sections of the 2014 Act came into force on the following day: sections 30 (in part), 31 (in part), 32, 33, 34 and 35.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the 2014 Act have been brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order.

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.S.I. No.

Section 1

30 January 2015

2014/359

Section 2 (in part)

13 August 2014

2014/210

Section 2 (in so far as not already in force)

30 January 2015

2014/359

Section 3

30 January 2015

2014/359

Section 4

1 July 2015

2015/200

Section 5

24 February 2021

2021/39

Section 6 (in part)

13 August 2014

2014/210

Section 6 (in part)

30 January 2015

2014/359

Section 7

1 September 2015

2015/200

Section 8

13 August 2014

2014/210

Sections 10 to 22

1 September 2015

2015/200

Section 23 (in part)

13 August 2014

2014/210

Section 23 (in so far as not already in force)

10 February 2021

2020/405

Section 25 (in part)

25 August 2020

2020/237

Section 25 (in so far as not already in force)

10 February 2021

2020/405

Section 26 (in part)

13 August 2014

2014/210

Section 26 (in part)

25 November 2019

2019/283

Sections 27 to 29

13 August 2014

2014/210

Section 30 (in so far as not already in force)

1 July 2014

2014/117

Section 31(2) (in part)

16 May 2014

2014/117

Section 31 (in so far as not already in force)

1 July 2014

2014/117

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