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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order (an “additional function order”) confer on a relevant authority (the “specified authority”) a function relating to an emergency of a kind specified in the order (the “additional function”).
(2)An additional function order may not specify as a kind of emergency—
(a)a fire; or
(b)a road traffic accident,
in the area of the specified authority.
(3)An additional function order may make provision for or in connection with—
(a)requiring the additional function to be carried out by the specified authority outwith its area;
(b)specifying what the specified authority shall or may do for the purpose of the additional function;
(c)requiring or authorising the specified authority—
(i)to secure the provision of personnel, services and equipment;
(ii)to secure the provision of training for personnel;
(iii)to make arrangements for dealing with calls for help and summoning personnel;
(iv)to make arrangements for obtaining information required or likely to be required for the purpose of carrying out the function;
(v)to make arrangements for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to prevent or limit damage to property resulting from carrying out the function.
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