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

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

5.This section requires Scottish Ministers to issue a model code, to be known as the “members’ model code” for members of relevant devolved public bodies (as listed in schedule 3).

6.The members’ model code will set out the principles and rules for members’ conduct and will also set out rules on the treatment of members’ interests.  The model code must be laid before and approved by the Scottish Parliament before it is issued.  Ministers will be able to subsequently revise the model code and, if they do so, any revised model code will also need to be approved by the Scottish Parliament before it is issued.  The model code may provide for both mandatory and optional provisions.

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