Section 1 Joint transport strategies
3.This section gives the Scottish Ministers the power to require specified public bodies to prepare and submit to them a joint transport strategy addressing a named transport issue.
4.Subsection (2) places a statutory obligation on the Scottish Ministers to consult those bodies which would be covered by an order, and enables them to consult other interested parties.
5.Subsection (3) sets out details of the provisions, which may be included in an order requiring a joint strategy. This includes the form of the joint strategy, the environmental, social and economic impact of the strategy, other matters to which the public bodies are to have regard, the procedures relating to the preparation and making of the strategy and the timeframe within which a joint strategy is to be submitted.
6.Subsection (4) provides that an order requiring a joint strategy shall contain provision on consultation.
7.In addition subsection (5) provides that public bodies specified in an order have the discretion to consult such other persons, as they consider appropriate in preparing a joint strategy.
8.An order made by the Scottish Ministers under the powers conferred by subsection (1) will be subject to negative resolution procedure.