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Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

Section 25 – Scrutiny of local authorities’ police and fire functions

76.This section provides that inspectors of both constabulary and fire services may inspect police and fire authorities and joint boards respectively for their compliance with the duties set out in sections 1, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 20 (duties under best value, Community Planning and power of well-being). In addition inspectors may report to the Scottish Ministers on any matter arising out of such inspections.

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