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(1)Ministers shall issue (and may revise or reissue) a code or codes in respect of the conduct of members of such Scottish public authorities as are specified by Ministers by order.
(2)Where Ministers issue more than one such code, those codes may provide differently in respect of the members of different such authorities.
(3)Ministers shall, when preparing provisions for a code under this section, have regard to the members’ model code.
(4)Ministers shall not, in an order under this section, specify any authority which is a devolved public body.
(5)Ministers may, in such an order, define “member” for the purposes of this section and may do so differently in relation to different authorities.
(6)It is the duty of a member of an authority to which a code under this section applies to have regard to the provisions of the code in the carrying out of the member’s functions and activities as such.
(7)An order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
(8)In this section, “Ministers”, “devolved public body” and “members’ model code” have the same meanings as in Parts 1 to 3 of this Act.
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