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(1)There is established a corporate body to be known as the Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (in this Part, the “Commission”).
(2)It has two members; they are to be appointed by the Parliamentary corporation with the agreement of the Parliament.
(3)One of them is to be so appointed as the Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland; and is to be known as such.
(4)The other is to be so appointed as the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland; and is to be known as such.
(5)They have, respectively, the functions transferred to them by section 2(1) and (2).
(6)Each of them is referred to in this Part as a “Commissioner”.
(7)The functions of the Commission are—
(a)to provide the Commissioners with the property, staff and services they need in order to perform their respective functions, and
(b)to make such arrangements as are appropriate and practicable for the co ordination of the performance of those respective functions.
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