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

Section 5 Duties of councils and devolved public bodies

17.This section places a duty on every council and those devolved public bodies covered by this Act to promote the observance of high standards of conduct by their members and assist them to observe the code that pertains to them.  This should be done in accordance with any guidance issued by the Standards Commission for Scotland.

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