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Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

Section 17 – Reports and information

48.This section requires a local authority to publish reports on how it has implemented its duty of Community Planning under section 15, on what has been done by way of Community Planning in its area and what the results of that were and what action has been taken to comply with section 59 (relating to equal opportunities requirements). It is for a local authority to determine what form such reports should take and how often they should be published, however, such reports shall include information about the improvement in outcome of Community Planning participants. This section also requires a local authority to provide to the Scottish Ministers, reports or other specified information about Community Planning in its area if so required by the Scottish Ministers. This section also requires that those participating in Community Planning must provide such information as the local authority may reasonably require in order for it to do so.

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