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Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010

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Part 1The Ethical Standards Act

1For section 9 (appointment and functions of Chief Investigating Officer) there is substituted—

9Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland to investigate breaches of codes

It is the duty of the Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland (the “Commissioner”) to investigate and report to the Commission on cases in which a councillor or member of a devolved public body has, might have or is alleged to have contravened the councillors' or, as the case may be, the members' code.

2In sections 10(1) and (2), 11, 12(1), (4) and (5), 13(1) and (3), 14(1) and (3), 16, 21(1), 23(5) and 27(1) and paragraphs 2(1) and 7(1) of schedule 1 for “Chief Investigating Officer”, in each place where those words occur, there is substituted “Commissioner”.

3In section 10(1) for “functions of that office” there is substituted “Commissioner’s functions under this Act”.

4In sections 10(2), 12(4) and (5), 13(1), 14(3), 16(a) and 21(1) for “that Officer”, in each place where those words occur, there is substituted “the Commissioner”.

5In section 11 after “functions” there is inserted “under this Act”.

6In sections 11 and 13(3) for “that Officer's” there is substituted “the Commissioner's”.

7In section 28(1)—

(a)for the definition of “Chief Investigating Officer” there is substituted—

“Commissioner” means the Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland;, and

(b)after the definition of “devolved public body” there is inserted—

“investigation” means an investigation under this Act;.

8In paragraph 2(1)(b) of schedule 1 after “functions” there is inserted “under this Act”.

9In the titles to sections 10 to 14 “Chief Investigating Officer” and “Chief Investigating Officer's”, wherever these expressions occur, become, respectively, “Public Standards Commissioner” and “Public Standards Commissioner's”.

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