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Covert human intelligence sources: code of practice

Code of practice in relation to covert human intelligence sources issued under section 24 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000.


Footnotes

1. SG/2017/283

2. As amended by SSI 2013/119 and the 2014 Order.

3. Being those listed in section 8(3) of RIP(S)A.

4. See section 1(7) of RIP(S)A.

5. See section 1(8)(a) of RIP(S)A for full definition.

6. See section 1(8)(c) of RIP(S)A for full definition.

7. See section 1(6)(b) of RIP(S)A.

8. See section 1(6)(a) of RIP(S)A.

9. See Chapter 2 of this code for further guidance on types of source activity to which authorisations under RIP(S)A may or may not apply.

10. See section 7(5) of RIP(S)A

11. See section 19(2) of RIP(S)A.

12. As an official rather than private individual.

13. Detecting crime is defined in section 31(8) of RIP(S)A. Preventing and detecting crime goes beyond the prosecution of offenders and includes actions taken to avert, end or disrupt the commission of criminal offences.

14. This could include investigations into infectious diseases, contaminated products or the illicit sale of pharmaceuticals.

15. For Food Standards Scotland, see Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Order 2016/56 (Scottish SI).

16. As above.

17. See Chapter 4 for 'Special considerations for authorisations'.

18. 'A member of a relevant legislature' means a member of the Scottish Parliament, a member of either Houses of Parliament, a member of the National Assembly for Wales, a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, or a member of the European Parliament elected for the United Kingdom.

19. See section 91(10) of the 1997 Act

20. For Food Standards Scotland, see Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Order 2016/56 (Scottish SI)

21. Reference to the Chief Constable includes any other senior officer of the Police Service of Scotland who is designated by the Chief Constable for this purpose

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