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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 12 – Functions: supplementary

54.This section makes the standard provisions required to enable the RMA to operate as a public body.  In particular the RMA is empowered to acquire and dispose of land, enter into contracts, charge for goods and services and, with the consent of the Scottish Ministers, invest and borrow money.  In addition it provides a power for the Scottish Ministers to direct the RMA in relation to the discharge of its functions.

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