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Scotland Act 1998

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Paragraph 23(6) inserts a new section 427(6A), the effect of which is to apply section 427(4) to (6) in relation to a member of the Scottish Parliament so as to ensure that if a court adjudges that an MSP is bankrupt or awards sequestration of an MSP’s estate the Presiding Officer must be notified and his seat will be vacated in accordance with section 427(4).

In the period before his seat is vacated, section 17(4) provides that the MSP may not take part in the proceedings of the Parliament and gives the Parliament the power to withdraw his rights and privileges.

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