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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Subsection (4)

78.This requires the principal accountable officer of the Scottish Administration to obtain written authority from Ministers (or other relevant non-ministerial office-holder in the Scottish Administration) before undertaking any action he/she considers is inconsistent with his/her duties as set out in subsections (3)(a) to (f); and to report that to the Auditor General for Scotland.

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