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(1)The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance to local authorities about the operation of this Part including, in particular, guidance about—

(a)inspection plans for or about which provision is made under an order under section 12(1),

(b)arrangements under section 13(2),

(c)the charging of fees under section 14.

(2)A local authority must have regard to any guidance issued to it under this section.

(3)Before issuing guidance under this section, the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons as they consider appropriate.

(4)The Scottish Ministers must publish (in such manner as they consider appropriate) any guidance issued under this section.

(5)The Scottish Ministers may at any time vary or revoke any guidance issued under this section.

Commencement Information

I1S. 15 in force at 30.6.2014 by S.S.I. 2014/160, art. 2(1)(2), Sch.