Section 27: Guidance
112.Section 27 permits Ministers to give guidance to local authorities on the performance of any of their functions under Part 1. This guidance may be given generally or to a particular local authority and local authorities are required to have regard to it. Ministers are required to consult with each local authority to which they propose to give guidance and also to lay a draft of the proposed guidance before the Scottish Parliament. The guidance cannot be given until 40 days from the date of laying, and during this time the Parliament may direct that the guidance may not be given.