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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Subsection (3)

17.This subsection sets out the circumstances in which Scottish Ministers may authorise the use of resources where there is no Budget Act authority. These are where:


Scottish Ministers consider the use of resources is necessary in the public interest; and


resources are required so urgently that Budget Act authority could not be obtained in time.

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