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Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1981

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Schedule 1Powers of Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland

In the 1975 Act—

(a)in section 21(4)(a) (submission of general report by Commissioner) after the word " body " there shall be inserted the words

and arrange for the publication of such report;;

(b)section 22(2) of the 1975 Act (designated body to arrange for publication of Commissioner's report) shall cease to have effect;

(c)in section 28—

(i)in subsection (4) (availability of reports on investigations by Commissioner) for the words from "for inspection" to the end there shall be substituted the words—

(a)without charge, for inspection and the taking of copies thereof or extracts therefrom ; and

(b)at a reasonable charge, for purchase,

by any person at all reasonable hours at one or more of the authority's offices.;

(ii)in subsection (5) (advertising availability of report) for the words " one week " there shall be substituted the words

two weeks

; the words " for inspection " shall cease to have effect; and after the word " date ", in the second place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words

not more than one week;

(iii)in subsection (6) (obstructing availability of report) the words " for inspection " shall cease to have effect; and after the word " inspect " there shall be inserted the words

or purchase;

(d)in section 29—

(i)in subsection (2) (further report by Commissioner) for the words " any such notification " there shall be substituted the words

notification under subsection (1) above or (2A) below; and

(ii)after subsection (2) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(2A)It shall be the duty of the authority concerned to consider a report made under subsection (2) above, and to notify the Commissioner of the action which the authority have taken, or propose to take.; and

(e)in section 30(1)(a) (absolute privilege in certain communications) after the word " member " there shall be inserted the words

or officer.

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