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

45Power of Commissioner to issue guidanceS
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(1)The Commissioner may issue guidance—

(a)to [F1the Authority or the chief constable];

(b)to persons appointed to reconsider complaints,

about the carrying out by the persons to whom the guidance is issued of any of the functions conferred on them by virtue of this Chapter.

(2)Before issuing any guidance under this section, the Commissioner must consult—

[F2(a)the Authority and the chief constable;]

(b)such other persons as the Commissioner thinks fit.

(3)A person to whom guidance is issued under subsection (1) must have regard to that guidance in carrying out the functions to which the guidance relates.

(4)The power conferred by subsection (1) to issue guidance includes power to vary or revoke any such guidance.

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F1Words in s. 45(1)(a) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), Sch. 7 para. 33(9)(a); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)