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Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006

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8Deletion of interests from the register

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(1)In this Act, a “ceased interest” means—

(a)an interest which is registered but which, if it had not been registered, would not now require to be registered; and

(b)an interest which is registered under section 7 but which the member no longer wishes to be registered.

(2)Where a member has a ceased interest, that member may lodge with the Clerk a written notice which identifies the interest in question, states that it is a ceased interest and gives the date on which it became a ceased interest.

(3)Within 30 days after a member has lodged a written notice in accordance with this section, the Clerk shall—

(a)amend the entry relating to that member in the register by recording in it that the interest is a ceased interest, the date mentioned in subsection (2), and the date on which the amendment was made in the register; and

(b)send a copy of the amended entry to that member.

(4)Not less than 12 months after the date on which the notice was lodged, the Clerk shall—

(a)amend the entry relating to that member in the register by deleting that interest and any information relating to it; and

(b)send a copy of the amended entry to that member.

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