Section 12: Annual report by the Scottish Ministers
62.Section 12 details the reporting requirements applying to the Scottish Ministers under the Act. Subsection (1) requires that for each reporting period the Scottish Ministers prepare a report on the performance of local authorities in relation to parking places for disabled persons’ vehicles. The Scottish Ministers must publish this report and lay a copy before the Scottish Parliament. Subsection (4) requires the Scottish Ministers to perform these duties within 6 months of the end of the reporting period.
63.Subsection (2) introduces Part 2 of the schedule to the Act which specifies what information must be contained in the report prepared by the Scottish Ministers.
64.Subsection (3) gives power to the Scottish Ministers to modify Part 2 of the schedule. Regulations modifying the schedule can include the addition or deletion of information provided the Scottish Ministers consider that the change is necessary or expedient. Any order is subject to affirmative resolution procedure (see section 13(3)).