Search Legislation

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002

 Help about what version

What Version

 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002, Section 20. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

20 InterpretationU.K.

This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

In this Act—

  • F1...

  • admissible complaint” shall be construed in accordance with section 6(2) and related expressions shall be construed accordingly;

  • Code of Conduct” means the Code of Conduct for members of the Parliament made under the standing orders;

  • [F2“Commissioner” means the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland;]

  • conduct” includes any act or failure to act and related expressions shall be construed accordingly;

  • excluded complaint” shall be construed in accordance with section 3(2);

  • first test”, “second test” and “third test” shall be construed in accordance with section 6(3);

  • member of the Parliament” includes—

    (a)

    a Scottish Law Officer even where that officer is not a member of the Parliament; and

    (b)

    except for the purposes of section 1(3), a former member of the Parliament and a former Scottish Law Officer;

  • the Parliament” includes any committee of the Parliament;

  • Parliamentary corporation” means the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body;

  • relevant provision” shall be construed in accordance with section 3(3);

  • relevant time” shall be construed in accordance with section 3(4):

  • Scotland Act” means the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46);

  • Scottish Law Officer” means the Lord Advocate or the Solicitor General for Scotland;

  • specified requirement” shall be construed in accordance with section 6(5);

  • Stage 1” and “Stage 2” shall be construed in accordance with section 5(1);

  • stage of an investigation” shall be construed in accordance with section 5(1); and

  • standing orders” means the standing orders of the Parliament.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources