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


1.These revised Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Scottish Administration to accompany the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Act 2000.

The original Explanatory Notes, together with a Financial Memorandum, an Executive statement on legislative competence and the Presiding Officer’s statement on legislative competence were published as SP Bill 9-EN to accompany the Bill as introduced (SP Bill 9).

The Policy Memorandum printed to accompany the Bill as introduced is available separately as SP Bill 9–PM.

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Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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