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Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

Section 36 – Imposition of capital expenditure limits

97.This section provides that the Scottish Ministers may by order determine maximum limits on how much local authorities (and, by direction, a particular local authority) can allocate to capital expenditure in a specified period. Such orders or directions can be used to specify different limits for different kinds of capital expenditure.

98.Subsection (4)provides that as soon as practicable after making any order or direction under this section the Scottish Ministers must make a report to the Scottish Parliament on why they issued such an order (or direction) and the predicted effect of any such order (or direction).

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