The Cabinet Secretary for Justice laidregulations before Parliament on 11 January 2017 to bring into effect the Stop and Search Code of Practice. The regulations are subject to affirmative procedure. The Code is intended to come into effect on 11 May 2017.
The Stop and Search Advisory Group chaired by John Scott QC has been closely involved in the drafting of the Code which has also been subject to public consultation.
Non-statutory (or ‘consensual’) stop and search will end once this code comes into force.
The Draft Scottish Statutory Instrument