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Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006

Section 7: Voluntary registration

37.Section 7 provides for the registration of any other interests which the member wishes to register. This covers interests not required to be registered under sections 3 or 5 if the member considers they are relevant to the proceedings of the Parliament and wishes to register them. As with other registrations, this is done by lodging a written statement with the Clerk.

38.An interest that is lodged under this section as a voluntary interest and is not subject to the provisions of sections 15 (prevention or restriction from participating in proceedings), 16 (exclusion from proceedings) and 17 (offences) of the Act.

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