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The Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2000

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2000 and shall come into force on 9th December 2000.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Designation of Public Bodies

2.  Each of the following persons, being, in each case, a person appearing to Scottish Ministers to be exercising functions of a public nature, shall be a public body for the purposes of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 in its application to Scotland namely:–

(a)Highlands and Islands Enterprise;

(b)Scottish Enterprise;

(c)Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

3.—(1) Any person of a description specified in paragraph (2) below, being, in each case, a description of persons appearing to Scottish Ministers to be exercising functions of a public nature, shall be a public body for the purposes of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 in its application to Scotland.

(2) The descriptions of persons referred to in paragraph (1) are–

(a)a National Health Service Trust;

(b)a person with whom there is in force an agreement which has been made in pursuance of section 19 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990(1) by Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise for the discharge by that person of any of the functions of Scottish Enterprise or, as the case may be, Highlands and Islands Enterprise;

(c)a company–

(i)established wholly or mainly for the purpose of providing services to a local authority;

(ii)of which not less than 25% nor more than 49% of the issued share capital is held by that local authority; and

(iii)which has entered into a contractual arrangement with that local authority for the supply of goods and services (or either of them) to that local authority.

Restriction on provision of services

4.  A person described in article 3(2)(c) may only enter into an agreement with a local authority by virtue of this Order pursuant to the fulfilment of a contractual arrangement such as is referred to in article 3(2)(c)(iii).

5.  A local authority may not enter into an agreement by virtue of this Order where the agreement is for the provision of goods and services in the area of a local authority who are not a party to the agreement, except with the consent of that local authority.

PETER PEACOCK

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House Edinburgh

17th November 2000

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