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Transport (Scotland) Act 2001


Section 61 Powers of charging authorities

105.This section allows charging authorities to spend money developing, setting up and operating a charging scheme and to enter into contracts with third parties in connection with the setting up and operation of a scheme. This will allow authorities, for example, to enter into a contract with a private company for the installation and maintenance of electronic equipment at the roadside.

Section 62 Grants to charging authorities

106.This section enables the Scottish Ministers to make grants to assist authorities interested in bringing forward a charging scheme. The payment of such a grant does not commit an authority to introduce a charging scheme; nor does it commit the Scottish Ministers to approve any particular scheme.

Section 63 Information

107.This section allows various bodies carrying out statutory functions to share information in relation to charging schemes. This will allow, for example, information needed for enforcement purposes to be given by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to the charging authority.

Section 64 Determination of disputes, appeals and evidence

108.This section gives the Scottish Ministers a power to make regulations to provide for appeals and adjudication in respect of charging schemes.

Section 65 Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

109.This section sets out the circumstances in which an officer of a body corporate or a partner of a Scottish partnership is also guilty of an offence committed by the body or partnership.

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