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(1)Where an order is made under section 1 of this Act and—
(a)no strategy is—
as required by that order; or
(b)there are, in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers, other exceptional circumstances,
the Scottish Ministers may give such directions to any public body specified in the order as they think fit.
(2)Before giving directions to a public body under subsection (1)(b) above the Scottish Ministers shall consult—
(a)that public body; and
(b)such other persons as they consider appropriate.
(3)A direction under this section shall be given in writing and may be varied or revoked by the Scottish Ministers.
(4)This section is without prejudice to section 211 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) (powers of Scottish Ministers on complaint that local authority have failed to perform requirement imposed by or under enactment).
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