Section 46 – Power to provide funds for speed cameras etc.
113.This section enables the Scottish Ministers to provide funding to local authorities in whatever capacity (e.g. local roads authority, district court, police authority) and also joint police boards specifically for purposes connected to the prevention, detection and enforcement of speeding and red light offences.
114.The payments can be made either direct to the local authority or joint police board, or to another local authority (or board) on their behalf. This provision is required because many safety camera partnerships involve several local authorities, with the payments on behalf of the whole partnership being directed to a lead authority.
115.The Scottish Ministers are entitled to determine the timing, manner and any conditions under which the payments are made. This will enable the Scottish Ministers to set requirements for safety camera partnerships, for example, on the location and signing of speed cameras.