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Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 18 Findings of hearings

34.This section requires the members of the Commission conducting a hearing to state their findings in writing and to give a copy to the councillor or member of a devolved public body who was the subject of the hearing, the appropriate local authority or devolved public body, any other person the Commission considers should receive a copy; and, any other person who has paid the Commission’s reasonable charge.

35.A duty, which cannot be delegated to a committee, sub-committee or officer, is placed on a council or devolved public body receiving findings to consider them within three months of receipt or such longer period as the Commission may specify.

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