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

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may make grants to the Authority.

(2)Where the Scottish Ministers make a grant under subsection (1), they must specify the amount, or proportion, of the grant which is to be used for the purposes of carrying out the Authority’s duty under section 2(1).

(3)A grant under subsection (1) may be made subject to such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

(4)The Scottish Ministers may not impose terms and conditions under subsection (3) which would, or might, affect—

(a)particular operations being, or to be, carried out by the Agency; or

(b)the way in which such operations are being, or are to be, carried out.

(5)Terms or conditions under subsection (3) may, in particular, relate to—

(a)the purposes for which the grant, or a specified amount, or proportion, of the grant, is to be used;

(b)recovery of overpayments of grant;

(c)recovery of sums equivalent to grant used otherwise than in accordance with—

(i)subsection (2); or

(ii)terms or conditions imposed under subsection (3).

(6)The Authority may, subject to subsection (2) and any terms and conditions imposed under subsection (3), use the grant in such manner as it considers appropriate for the purposes of—

(a)providing the police support services under subsection (1) of section 3;

(b)establishing and maintaining institutions and organisations in connection with the provision of the police support services under subsection (3)(a) of that section; and

(c)doing anything which is incidental or ancillary to providing the police support services.

(7)Before making a grant under subsection (1) the Scottish Ministers must consult—

(a)the Authority;

(b)the Director General of the Agency;

(c)persons whom the Scottish Ministers consider represent the interests of chief constables of police forces; and

(d)persons whom the Scottish Ministers consider represent the interests of police bodies.

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