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Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

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SCHEDULE 1Joint fire and rescue boards: supplementary provision

(introduced by section 4)

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1A joint fire and rescue board constituted by a scheme made under section 2(1) shall be a body corporate and shall have a common seal.

General powers

2(1)Subject to this Act and the scheme made under section 2(1) by which it is constituted, a joint fire and rescue board may do anything which appears to it to be appropriate for the purposes of, or in connection with, the carrying out of its functions; and it may in particular—

(a)acquire and dispose of land and other property; and

(b)borrow money.

(2)The power to acquire land in sub-paragraph (1)(a) includes power to purchase land compulsorily, and section 71 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) (acquisition of land compulsorily) shall apply to a joint fire and rescue board as it applies to a local authority.

Pensions

3For the purposes of the Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/1850), the appropriate superannuation fund shall be—

(a)in relation to the pensionable employees of a joint fire board constituted by an administration scheme under section 36 of the Fire Services Act 1947 (c. 41) or section 147 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65), the superannuation fund of such one of the councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39) whose area is comprised in the area of the joint fire board as may be determined by or under the administration scheme; and

(b)in relation to the pensionable employees of a joint fire and rescue board constituted by an amalgamation scheme made under section 2(1), the superannuation fund of such one of the councils constituted as mentioned in paragraph (a) whose area is comprised in the area of the joint fire and rescue board as may be determined by or under the amalgamation scheme.

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