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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order modify section 3(2).
(2)Before making an order under subsection (1) the Scottish Ministers must consult—
(b)persons whom the Scottish Ministers consider represent the interests of chief constables of police forces;
(c)persons whom the Scottish Ministers consider represent the interests of police bodies; and
(d)such other persons as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.
(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision for or in connection with requiring—
(a)police forces; or
(b)such of them as are specified in the regulations,
to use such of the police support services as are so specified.
(2)The power conferred by subsection (1) may be exercised only if the Scottish Ministers consider that it would be in the interests of the efficiency or effectiveness of the police to do so.
(3)Before making any regulations under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the effect the regulations would have on the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
(4)Before making regulations under subsection (1) the Scottish Ministers must consult the persons mentioned in section 24(2)(a) to (d).
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