Explanatory Notes

Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004

2004 asp 9

29 July2004

The Act — Section by Section

Part 2 – Membership of local authorities

Section 10 – Prohibitions on appointment of councillors and ex-councillors to local authority posts

24.This section substitutes a new section for section 67 of the 1973 Act (which prevents a former member of a local authority from being employed by that authority for a period of twelve months after ceasing to be a member). The new section retains the twelve month restriction for employment in posts designated as politically-restricted, and for retiring councillors who have been directly involved in the appointments process for council officers holding politically-restricted posts; but reduces the restriction to three months for all other posts.