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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This section makes provision as respects the staff of the Scottish Administration. In particular it provides that:

  • the Scottish Ministers may appoint persons to be members of the staff of the Scottish Administration;

  • the staff of, and the holders of any non-ministerial office in, the Scottish Administration are members of the Home Civil Service and, accordingly, their appointment is subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Order in Council; and

  • responsibility for the management of such staff will ultimately remain with the Minister for the Civil Service (i.e. the Prime Minister) but provision is made enabling responsibility for the day to day management of such staff to be delegated to the Scottish Ministers in the same way as happens for government departments in the UK Government.

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