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

Section 7 Register of interests

18.This section imposes a duty on councils and devolved public bodies covered by this Bill to maintain and allow the public access to a register of their councillors’ or members’ interests.  This duty has to be exercised in line with regulations made by Ministers and, guidance issued by the Standards Commission.  Regulations made by the Scottish Ministers under this section are subject to negative resolution procedure.

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