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Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

Section 57 - Power to modify enactments

128.Subsection (1)enables the Scottish Ministers, by order, to amend, repeal, revoke or disapply any legislation that they consider prevents or hinders local authorities in complying with their duties of Best Value and Community Planning, and their use of the power of well-being; and any legislation that requires local authorities to prepare, produce or publish any plan or strategy. This power may be used to assist in the effective use of the power of well being and to assist in the Community Planning process and can apply to all local authorities, a class or classes of local authority, or a particular local authority or local authorities. An enactment may be amended or disapplied for a particular period of time.

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