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Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002

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4Directions to the Commissioner

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(1)The Commissioner shall, in carrying out the functions of that office, comply with any directions given by the Parliament.

(2)Any direction to the Commissioner by the Parliament under this section may, in particular—

(a)make provision as to the procedure to be followed by the Commissioner when conducting—

(i)investigations generally into any complaint about the conduct of a member of the Parliament; or

(ii)investigations into complaints falling within such class or classes as may be specified in the direction (and different provision may be made in relation to different classes of complaint); or

(b)require the Commissioner to make a report to the Parliament upon such matter relating to the exercise of the functions of the Commissioner as may be specified in the direction.

(3)However, any direction to the Commissioner by the Parliament under this section shall not direct the Commissioner as to whether or how any particular investigation is to be carried out.

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