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(1)There shall be a Standards Commission for Scotland (“the Commission”).
(2)Its functions shall be—
(a)those functions given to it by this Act; and
(b)any others relating to the conduct of councillors and members of devolved public bodies given to it by order made by Ministers.
(3)Its members, of whom there shall be not fewer than three, shall be appointed by Ministers after consultation with such association of councils and such other persons as Ministers think appropriate.
(4)Schedule 1 to this Act provides further about the Commission.
(5)An order under subsection (2)(b) above shall be made by statutory instrument.
(6)A statutory instrument made under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
(7)Different provision may be made under subsection (2)(b) above as respects councillors and as respects members of devolved public bodies.
(8)The Commission shall, in relation to those of its functions which affect matters within the functions of—
(a)the Accounts Commission for Scotland; or
(b)the Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland,
consult that other Commission or, as the case may be, that Commissioner.
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