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Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002


Section 23 – Interpretation

77.Subsection (2)lists various persons, action by whom may constitute action taken by a listed authority.

78.Subsection (3)ensures that actions taken by UK Ministers and departments on behalf of the Scottish Ministers under agency arrangements cannot be investigated under the Act.

79.Subsection (4) makes provision similar to that made by section 13(3)(b) to reflect the special circumstances of the Scottish Administration.

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