Section 9 – Special provision for local authority contracts for construction of buildings or works
29.Section 9 provides that a local authority may enter into agreements with any person for the construction or maintenance of any buildings or works. Such agreements are governed by any regulations made under the power provided at subsection (2).
30.Subsection (3)provides that specific reference can be made in the regulations issued under this section to any code of practice or other document for the purposes of extending the scope of the regulations to cover such codes or documents. This means that such codes or documents will in effect have the same legal standing as the regulations.
31.Subsections (6) and (7)provide that such regulations shall be made after consultation and are subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.