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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 24 – Operation of Part: arrangement of study

65.Subsection (1) sets out that the Scottish Ministers shall arrange for the carrying out of a study into the operation of the dispersal powers and lay a report on the results of the study before the Scottish Parliament within three years of the date on which the whole of Part 3 is first in force.

66.Subsection (2) provides that the Scottish Ministers must make all necessary preparations for the carrying out of the above study so as to allow it to commence as soon as the whole of the part is in force. This subsection also sets out some of the things that may be included in these preparations (for example the instruction of a research team).

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