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Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

Sections 80 and 81 – Inquiries and inquiries: supplementary

121.These sections re-enact with amendments section 33 of the 1947 Act. The Scottish Ministers will be able to hold a public inquiry into the performance of a relevant authority or its handling of a particular incident. Section 81 provides that the Scottish Ministers may make regulations about inquiries under the Act (other than inquiries under section 44).

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