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

Section 23 Special provision for enforcement and suspension in case of Crown appointments

54.This section makes special provision for members of devolved public bodies who have been appointed by Her Majesty.

55.A recommendation to the First Minister will be made by the Commission where it finds that a Crown appointee is in breach of a members’ code of  conduct.  Subsections (3) and (4) make provision as to the First Minister’s recommendation to Her Majesty on sanctions and the subsequent action that may be taken.  Subsections (5) to (9) make provision as to interim suspension in respect of a Crown appointee.

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