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The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Regulations 2003

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2.  In these Regulations–

“declaration of acceptance” shall be construed in accordance with section 33A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1);

“member” means a member of a devolved public body;

“National Park authority” means a devolved public body that is a National Park authority, within the meaning of section 6(1) of the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000(2);

“proper officer” means an employee of a council or National Park authority appointed by that council or authority for the purpose of carrying out the duties of that council or authority under section 7(1) of the 2000 Act;

“register of interests” means any register set up in accordance with section 7(1) of the 2000 Act;

“registerable interest” means an interest that a responsible person is required to register under the relevant councillors' code or members' code;

“responsible person” means any councillor or member; and

“standards officer” means an employee of a devolved public body other than a National Park authority, appointed by that body for the purpose of carrying out the duties of that body under section 7(1) of the 2000 Act, or where that body has no employees the person approved by the Standards Commission for Scotland for that purpose.

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1973 c. 65; section 33A was inserted by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42), section 30(1), and extended by section 31(7) of that Act.

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