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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 26 – Meaning of core functions

40.This section amends the definition of Scottish Water’s core functions in section 70 (interpretation) of the 2002 Act. Currently, Scottish Water’s core functions are its functions under or by virtue of the 1968 Act, the 1980 Act, the 2002 Act, and any other enactment (with the exception of its functions under section 25(1) and (2) of the 2002 Act). This section alters the definition of “core functions” in the 2002 Act so that it is confined to functions of Scottish Water under the 1968 and 1980 Acts, and other functions which relate to the provision of water or sewerage services (whether under the 2002 Act or otherwise).

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