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Scotland Act 1998

SECTION 96: Provision of information to the Treasury.
Purpose and Effect

The purpose of this section is to enable the Treasury to obtain such information from the Scottish Ministers as it may reasonably require.  If the information is not within the possession or control of the Scottish Ministers, they are required to take all reasonable steps to comply with the requirement.

Details of Provisions

Subsection (1) provides that the Treasury may require the Scottish Ministers to provide such information, within such period and in such a form and manner, as the Treasury may reasonably specify.  This is necessary so as to enable the Treasury to obtain such information as it may require to, for example, monitor expenditure or compile other macroeconomic information on a UK basis.

Subsection (2) provides that if the information is not in their possession or under their control, the duty of the Scottish Ministers under subsection (1) is to take all reasonable steps to comply with the requirement.

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