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  • specified provision(s) amendment to earlier commencing S.S.I. 2017/299, regs. 5-14, by S.S.I. 2017/370 reg. 3 4
8Strategic planS
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(1)The Commission must prepare a strategic plan setting out how the Commission, the Land Commissioners and the Tenant Farming Commissioner propose to exercise their respective functions for the period to which the plan relates.

(2)A strategic plan must, in particular, set out—

(a)the objectives and priorities of—

(i)the Commission,

(ii)the Land Commissioners,

(iii)the Tenant Farming Commissioner,

(b)estimates of the costs of the exercise of their respective functions of—

(i)the Commission,

(ii)the Land Commissioners,

(iii)the Tenant Farming Commissioner.

(3)The Commission must submit the strategic plan to the Scottish Ministers—

(a)in the case of the first plan, before the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day on which this section comes into force,

(b)in the case of each subsequent plan, before the end of the period of 3 years beginning with the day on which the Commission last submitted its strategic plan.

(4)The Scottish Ministers may—

(a)approve the strategic plan,

(b)approve the strategic plan with such modifications as they consider appropriate in consultation with the Commission,

(c)reject the strategic plan and direct the Commission to submit a revised plan before the end of such period as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(5)Where the Scottish Ministers approve the strategic plan under subsection (4)(a) or (4)(b), the Commission must as soon as practicable—

(a)publish the plan in such form as it considers appropriate, and

(b)lay a copy of the plan before the Scottish Parliament.

(6)The Commission—

(a)must comply with any direction to submit a revised strategic plan under subsection (4)(c),

(b)may from time to time submit a revised strategic plan.

(7)Subsections (4) and (5) apply to a revised strategic plan as they apply to a strategic plan.

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I1S. 8 in force at 1.4.2017 by S.S.I. 2016/250, reg. 2(3), sch. 2

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