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Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

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30Directions

(1)The Authority must comply with any direction (whether general or specific) given to it by the Scottish Ministers.

(2)The Agency must comply with any direction (whether general or specific) given to it by the Scottish Ministers.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may not give directions to the Agency in respect of—

(a)particular operations which the Agency is carrying out (or is to carry out); or

(b)the way in which the Agency is carrying out (or is to carry out) such operations.

(4)Where the Scottish Ministers give a direction to the Authority or the Agency, the Scottish Ministers—

(a)must arrange for the direction to be published in such manner as they consider appropriate;

(b)may vary or revoke the direction.

31Transfer of staff, property etc.

Schedule 3 (which makes provision about transfers of staff to the Authority and the Agency and transfers of property, rights and liabilities to the Authority) has effect.

32Interpretation of Chapter 1

In this Chapter—

  • “the Agency” means the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency established under section 2(1);

  • “the Authority” means the Scottish Police Services Authority established by section 1;

  • “financial year” means—

    (a)

    the period beginning with the date on which the Authority first meets and ending with 31 March next following that date; and

    (b)

    each successive period of 12 months ending with 31 March;

  • “inspectors of constabulary” means persons appointed under section 33(1) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (“the 1967 Act”);

  • “joint police board” means a joint police board constituted under an amalgamation scheme made under the 1967 Act;

  • “police bodies” means—

    (a)

    each police authority whose area is not combined by virtue of an amalgamation scheme under the 1967 Act with the area of any other police authority; and

    (b)

    each joint police board;

  • “police support services” has the meaning given by section 3(2).

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