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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 23 – Guidance in relation to dispersal of groups

64.Subsection (1) provides that any person exercising any power by virtue of Part 3 of the Act shall, in the exercise of the power, have regard to any guidance given by the Scottish Ministers about the exercise of the power and to any other matter relating to the power. Subsection (2) requires the Scottish Ministers to lay a copy of any such guidance before the Scottish Parliament.

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