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Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 4: Authorisation by local authority of persons to issue fixed penalty notices

22.This section requires each local authority to authorise in writing at least one person to issue fixed penalty notices. In practice, the local authority will be able to authorise as many other persons as it considers necessary to carry out its functions in accordance with the Act. The section does not restrict the local authority to authorising employees; it could for example authorise contractors to issue fixed penalty notices on its behalf.

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