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

Section 20 Duty of Commission to provide information

43.This section places a duty on the Commission to give written notice to a councillor or member of a devolved public body, whose alleged contravention of the councillors’ or members’ codes is to be the subject of a hearing, of the procedure to be followed at the hearing and the sanctions which may be imposed following a finding of contravention.

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