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

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14Chief Investigating Officer’s reports

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(1)Subject to section 10 above, it is for the Chief Investigating Officer to decide whether to report to the Commission on the outcome of any investigation.

(2)No report concluding that a councillor or a member of a devolved public body has contravened the councillors' or, as the case may be, the members' code shall be submitted to the Commission unless the councillor or member has been given a copy of the proposed report and an opportunity to make representations on the alleged contravention and on the proposed report.

(3)At the same time as the Chief Investigating Officer gives a copy of a proposed report to a councillor or a member of a devolved public body for the purposes of subsection (2) above, that Officer shall give a further copy to the council or, as the case may be, the devolved public body.

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