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Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

The Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland

Section 1 – The Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland

4.This section creates the office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland; provides for the making of the appointment; and provides the basis on which this appointment is held.

5.Subsection (1) provides for the appointment of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland by Her Majesty on the nomination of Parliament.

6.Subsection (2) introduces schedule 1 which makes detailed provisions concerning the appointment, status and the administration of the office of Commissioner.

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