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Scotland Act 1998

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21Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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(1)There shall be a body corporate to be known as “The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body” (referred to in this Act as the Parliamentary corporation) to perform the functions conferred on the corporation by virtue of this Act or any other enactment.

(2)The members of the corporation shall be—

(a)the Presiding Officer, and

(b)four members of the Parliament appointed in accordance with standing orders.

(3)The corporation shall provide the Parliament, or ensure that the Parliament is provided, with the property, staff and services required for the Parliament’s purposes.

(4)The Parliament may give special or general directions to the corporation for the purpose of or in connection with the exercise of the corporation’s functions.

(5)Any property or liabilities acquired or incurred in relation to matters within the general responsibility of the corporation to which (apart from this subsection) the Parliament would be entitled or subject shall be treated for all purposes as property or (as the case may be) liabilities of the corporation.

(6)Any expenses of the corporation shall be payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

(7)Any sums received by the corporation shall be paid into that Fund, subject to any provision made by or under an Act of the Scottish Parliament for the disposal of or accounting for such sums.

(8)Schedule 2 (which makes further provision about the corporation) shall have effect.

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