Explanatory Notes

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

2010 asp 8

28 April 2010

The Act

Part 1 – Simplification of Public Bodies

Delegation of functions

Section 12 - Forestry Commissioners: joint ventures etc.

23.This section widens the application of section 7A of the Forestry Act 1967 to include Scotland. It also amends the Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967. This will allow the Forestry Commissioners to form or participate in bodies corporate, invest in bodies corporate, provide loans or establish charitable trusts for the purpose of exercising their functions in relation to land in Scotland.