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Glasgow Commonwealth Games Act 2008


Section 40: Power to direct councils to regulate road use for Games purposes

88.This section allows the Scottish Ministers to direct a council to make, vary or revoke a traffic regulation instrument where they consider such action to be necessary for any purposes mentioned in section 38. A traffic regulation instrument is defined in subsection (6).

89.The Scottish Ministers may make such a direction only if they have been notified by the Organising Committee that it considers that the council should take such action and the council has failed to take that action within 7 days of being asked by the Scottish Ministers to do so (subsection (2)). The Scottish Ministers are, however, not bound by these conditions if they consider that action must be taken without delay in order to ensure that the Games Transport Plan is implemented properly (subsection (3)). If the council fails to comply with a direction, the Scottish Ministers may take action in place of the council and may recover from the council the costs of so acting (subsections (4) and (5)).

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