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

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[F110B(1)The Parliamentary corporation shall designate a member or employee of the Commission as the accountable officer for the purposes of this paragraph.

(2)The functions of the accountable officer are—

(a)signing the accounts of the expenditure and receipts of the Commission;

(b)ensuring the propriety and regularity of the finances of the Commission;

(c)ensuring that the resources of the Commission are used economically, efficiently and effectively; and

(d)the duty set out in sub-paragraph (3).

(3)Where the accountable officer is required to act in some way but considers that to do so would be inconsistent with the proper exercise of the functions specified in sub-paragraph (2)(a) to (c), the accountable officer shall—

(a)obtain written authority from the Commission before taking the action; and

(b)send a copy of the authority as soon as possible to the Auditor General for Scotland.

(4)The accountable officer is answerable to the Parliament for the performance of the functions in sub-paragraph (2).]

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F1Sch. 1 paras. 10B-10E inserted (1.8.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010 (asp 11), s. 31(3), sch. 2 para. 14 (with s. 31(6), sch. 7)

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