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Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 16 – Duty to have regard to river basin management plans

68.This section places a specific requirement on the Scottish Ministers and every public body and office holder to have regard to any relevant river basin management plan in the exercise of their functions, and to those sub-basin plans relevant to, or affected by the exercise of the functions of these bodies

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