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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Subsection (5)

111.This defines the term “qualified person” as set out at subsection (3)(b) above. It states that this means any person who is eligible for appointment as a company auditor under section 25 of the Companies Act 1989, or who is a member of a body of accountants (ie a professional body such as ICAS) established in the United Kingdom or another state in the European Economic Area. Such states are those contracted to the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2 May 1992, as adjusted by the Brussels Protocol signed on 17 March 1993.

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