Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004

Part of Justice and Law Officers – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:15 pm on 22nd March 2007.

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Photo of Duncan McNeil Duncan McNeil Labour 2:15 pm, 22nd March 2007

The minister will be aware that, although we have given local authorities the tools to do the job, some local authorities are less than enthusiastic about using those tools on behalf of their residents. Will she assure me that councils will not be rewarded for such an indifferent, half-hearted attitude? Will she make it clear that, in respect of the powers and money that local authorities have been given, they must use them or lose them?