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Offences under Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 - R009745

Offences under Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 - R009745

Thank you for your e-mail of 23 February 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“I would like to know if there have been prosecutions or out-of-court disposal​s for offences specified in the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 since September 18th 2014. I do not want to know who the action was taken against, but would like to know which section of the Act was involved”


Since 18 September 2014 one person has been reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) for an offence under the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 and this was in relation to an offence in terms of Schedule 7 Paragraph 6(1)(b). After a full and careful consideration of all of the facts and circumstances the case was dealt with by way of a Direct Measure (i.e. an out of court disposal).