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Ministerial powers

17Direction

(1)South of Scotland Enterprise must comply with any direction issued to it by the Scottish Ministers.

(2)A direction under this section may—

(a)be general or relate to a particular function or matter,

(b)vary or revoke a direction under this section.

(3)Before issuing a direction under this section the Scottish Ministers must consult South of Scotland Enterprise about it.

(4)Having issued a direction under this section, the Scottish Ministers must publish—

(a)the direction, and

(b)their reasons for issuing it.