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(1)A local authority shall publish from time to time reports on how it has implemented its duties under section 15 above, on what has been done by way of community planning in its area, on what were the results of that which was done and on what action has been taken to comply with section 59 below in the course of community planning.
(2)A report on the results of what was done by way of community planning made under subsection (1) above shall include information about the improvement in the outcome of the performance of the functions and activities of the persons who participated in community planning during the period of the report.
(3)It is the duty of the bodies, office-holders and other persons specified in paragraphs (a) to [F1(i)] of subsection (1) of section 16 above to provide such information as the local authority may reasonably require in order to enable it to comply with its duties under subsections (1) and (2) above.
(4)Subject to subsection (5) below, it is for the local authority to determine the form, content and frequency of and time limits for reports made under subsection (1) above, to whom they are to be given and by what means they are to be published.
(5)The Scottish Ministers may, by regulations, make provision governing any of the matters set out in subsection (4) above.
(6)Such regulations shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
(7)Before making such regulations, the Scottish Ministers shall consult such associations of local authorities and such other persons as they think fit.
(8)A local authority shall, on being so required by the Scottish Ministers, provide them with reports or other information of such kind as they specify in the requirement, being reports or information about the matters referred to in subsection (1) above.
(9)In section 1(1) (power of Accounts Commission to direct publication of information about local authorities' standards of performance) of the Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19)—
(a)after “opinion” there is inserted “—
(b)paragraphs (a) and (b) become respectively sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii);
(c)at the end there is inserted—
“(b)facilitate the drawing of conclusions about the discharge of those bodies' functions under Part 2 (community planning) of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (asp 1).”.
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