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(1)There are transferred to the Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland—
(a)the Chief Investigating Officer’s functions under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 7), and
(b)the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner’s functions under the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002 (asp 16).
(2)There are transferred to the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland the functions of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland under the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 4).
(3)Accordingly, the offices of—
(a)the Chief Investigating Officer,
(b)the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, and
(c)the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland,
(4)The enactments mentioned in subsections (1) and (2) are referred to in this Act as, respectively—
(a)the “Ethical Standards Act”,
(b)the “Parliamentary Standards Act”, and
(c)the “Public Appointments Act”.
(5)Those enactments, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11) and the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8) are consequentially amended in schedule 1.
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