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Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012

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87Provision of other goods and services

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(1)The Authority may—

(a)provide goods and services to any other public body or office-holder,

(b)provide goods and services of such type as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify to such other persons, or types of person, as may be so specified.

(2)Goods and services may be provided in pursuance of subsection (1) for such purposes as the Authority considers to be appropriate and consistent with the proper carrying out of its functions.

(3)The Authority may, with the consent of the chief constable, make arrangements for the Police Service—

(a)to provide goods and services (other than police services) to any other public body or office-holder,

(b)to provide goods and services (other than police services) of such type as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify to such other persons, or types of person, as may be so specified.

(4)Goods and services may be provided in pursuance of subsection (3) for such purposes as the Authority considers to be appropriate and consistent with the proper carrying out of police functions.

(5)The Authority may make charges in respect of any goods or services provided by it, or by the Police Service, in pursuance of subsection (1) or (3).

(6)Any such charges may include amounts calculated by reference to expenditure which is incurred, or expected to be incurred, otherwise than directly in connection with the provision of the goods or services concerned.

(7)Nothing in this section permits the Authority to make any charge for forensic services it is required to provide in pursuance of section 31.

(8)Goods and services which may be provided in pursuance of subsection (1) or (3) (or which may be specified in an order made under those subsections) include—

(a)information technology systems and equipment (and services involving the development, provision, procurement, maintenance, management, support or oversight of such systems or equipment),

(b)services involving the inspection, testing, maintenance or repair of vehicles,

(c)any other type of corporate or support service which is provided by the Authority or the Police Service in connection with the carrying out of the Authority’s functions or, as the case may be, police functions.

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