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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Reporting and planning

19.Paragraph 20 provides that the Board must, as soon as practicable after the end of each reporting year (as defined in paragraph 22), submit a report to the Scottish Ministers on the performance of its functions during the year. Paragraph 21 requires that the Board also submit, as soon as practicable at the beginning of each planning period (as defined in paragraph 22), a plan providing details as to how it will carry out its functions and setting performance targets in relation to those functions.

20.Paragraph 22(1) provides that the reporting period is the period beginning when section 1 of Part 1 of this Act comes into force and ending on the following 31 March, and then each 12 month period ending 31 March.

21.Paragraph 22(2) provides that the planning period is the period beginning when section 1 of Part 1 of this Act comes into force and ending on the third occurrence thereafter of 31 March, and then each successive 3 year period ending 31 March.

22.Paragraph 23 requires the Scottish Ministers to lay a copy of the annual report and the plan before the Scottish Parliament.

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