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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Subsection (7)

86.This subsection states that the principal accountable officer of the Scottish Administration may allocate the following functions, among others, to accountable officers:


signing the accounts of the expenditure and receipts of the part of the Scottish Administration, or body or office-holder, in question,


ensuring the finances of that part, body or office-holder are managed properly and in accordance with statute, and


ensuring that the resources of that part, body or office-holder are used economically, efficiently and effectively.

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