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Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

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  1. Contents

  2. Explanatory Notes

    1. Introduction

    2. The Act

      1. Part 1


        1. Section 1 Code of conduct for councillors

        2. Section 2 Model code of conduct for members of devolved public bodies

        3. Section 3 Codes of conduct for members of devolved public bodies

        4. Section 4 Revisal etc of members’ codes

        5. Section 5 Duties of councils and devolved public bodies

        6. Section 6 Issue of guidance by the Standards Commission

        7. Section 7 Register of interests

      2. Part 2


        1. Section 8 Standards Commission for Scotland

        2. Section 9 Appointment of Chief Investigating Officer and staff

        3. Section 10 Relationship between Commission and Chief Investigating Officer

        4. Section 11 Chief Investigating Officer to provide Commission with information

        5. Section 12 Conduct of Chief Investigating Officer’s investigations

        6. Section 13 Chief Investigating Officer’s powers

        7. Section 14 Chief Investigating Officer’s reports

        8. Section 15 Publication of reports

        9. Section 16 Action on receipt of reports

        10. Section 17 Hearings before Commission

        11. Section 18 Findings of hearings

        12. Section 19 Action on finding of contravention

        13. Section 20 Duty of Commission to provide information

        14. Section 21 Interim reports on investigations and action thereon

        15. Section 22 Appeals from Commission

        16. Section 23 Special provision for enforcement and suspension in case of Crown appointments

        17. Section 24 Special provision for employee and ex-officio members of devolved public bodies

        18. Section 25 Special provision for the Water Industry Commissioner

        19. Section 26 Appeals by the Water industry Commissioner

        20. Section 27 Protection from actions of defamation

      3. Part 3

        General and Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Parts 1 and 2

        1. Section 28 Definitions

        2. Section 29 Suspension and disqualification of councillors: supplementary and consequential provisions

        3. Section 30 Modification of enactments etc

        4. Section 31 Preservation of previous law and rules in relation to members of devolved public bodies

      4. Part 4

        Codes of Conduct for Members of Other Bodies

        1. Section 32 Codes of conduct for members of certain Scottish public authorities

      5. Part 5

        Functions of Controller of Audit and Accounts Commission for Scotland

        1. Section 33 Procedure for special reports and modification of surcharge provisions

      6. Part 6

        Changes in Law about Teaching and Welfare of Children

        1. Section 34 Repeal of section 2A of Local Government Act 1986

        2. Section 35 Councils’ duties to children

      7. Part 7

        General and Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Parts 1 to 6

        1. Section 36 Repeals

        2. Section 37 Citation, commencement and transitional provision

      8. Schedules

        1. Schedule 1 The Standards Commission for Scotland

        2. Schedule 2 Chief Investigating Officer

        3. Schedule 3 Devolved Public Bodies

        4. Schedule 4 Repeals

  3. Financial Memorandum

    1. Introduction

      1. Costs on the Scottish Administration

      2. Costs on Local Authorities and Relevant Public Bodies

    2. Teaching and welfare of children

  4. Executive Statement on Legislative Competence

  5. Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative

    1. Competence

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