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Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010

Part 3 .General

Section 30: Interpretation

109.Defines the acronyms used to describe the statutes referred to throughout this Act.

Section 31: Short title, commencement, transfers and transitionals.

110.The majority of the Act comes into force on 1 April 2011. Paragraph 14 of schedule 2 in relation to the new paragraph 10C (budget) inserted into schedule 1 of the Ethical Standards Act commences on 1 August 2010 and allows the Standards Commission to prepare and submit a budget proposal in advance of the financial year for approval by the Parliamentary corporation. Enabling it to be integrated within wider budgetary arrangements. Paragraph 20 of schedule 3 in relation to the transfer to the SPSO of prison complaints commences on 1 October 2010 when the transfer of responsibility will take place and the Scottish Prison Complaints Commission will cease to exist.

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