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(1)The expenditure of the Board is to be paid out of money provided by Parliament.
(2)Sums paid to the Board (other than under subsection (1)) are to be paid into the Consolidated Fund.
(3)The Board may with the approval of the Minister for the Cabinet Office make to or in respect of members of the Board, employees or committee members payments by way of, or in respect of, remuneration, pension, allowances or expenses.
(1)The application of the seal of the Board is to be authenticated by the signature of a person authorised for that purpose by the Board (generally or specifically).
(2)A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal of the Board or purporting to be signed on its behalf is to be received in evidence and taken, unless the contrary is proved, as so executed or signed.
(1)The Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13) is amended in accordance with subsections (2) and (3).
(2)In Schedule 2 (departments and authorities subject to investigation), at the appropriate place insert— “ Statistics Board ”.
(3)In the Notes to Schedule 2, after the paragraph relating to the Ministry of Defence insert—
In the case of the Statistics Board, no investigation is to be conducted in relation to any action taken by or on behalf of the Board in the exercise of any of its functions where the function is being exercised only in relation to Scottish devolved statistics (within the meaning of section 66 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007).”
(4)The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11) is amended in accordance with subsections (5) and (6).
(5)In section 7 (matters which may be investigated: restrictions), after subsection (6A) insert—
“(6B)The Ombudsman must not investigate action taken by or on behalf of the Statistics Board in the exercise of any of its functions unless the function is being exercised only in relation to Scottish devolved statistics (within the meaning of section 66 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007).”
(6)In schedule 2 (persons liable to investigation), after paragraph 91 (Security Industry Authority) insert—
“91AThe Statistics Board.”
In each of—
(a)Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24), and
(b)Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25),
at the appropriate place insert “ The Statistics Board ”.
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