Commentary on Sections

Part 1: Police

Chapter 1:  the Scottish Police Services Authority
The Scottish Police Services Authority
Section 7 – Annual reports of the Authority

20.This section requires the Authority to publish an annual report at the end of each financial year. The report must give an account of the Authority’s activities for that year and must describe the extent to which the objectives (if necessary, as modified) have been implemented.

21.Subsection (4) places a duty on the Authority to send a copy of the report to specified persons, including the Scottish Ministers. The Scottish Ministers must lay a copy of the report before the Scottish Parliament (subsection (5)).