Clause 58

Part of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 19 June 2008.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Labour, Glasgow North 9:45, 19 June 2008

Where a local authority in Scotland becomes the primary authority for a company that operates in other parts of the United Kingdom, what would be the procedure if the primary authority wanted to enforce action in some other part of the United Kingdom? Would the relevant Minister still be required to take the authority of the Lord Advocate or a Minister of the Scottish Executive, who have no function outwith Scotland? Will my hon. Friend clarify the position?