Explanatory Notes

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006

2006 asp 12

13 July 2006

Commentary on Sections

Section 6: Late registrations

35.Section 6 makes provision for registration outwith the 30 day periods in sections 3 and 5.

36.Under subsection (2) the member must register any omitted interest by lodging a written statement with the Clerk within seven days of becoming aware of the omission. As with sections 3 and 5 above, that written statement must contain the required information about that interest. The obligation to register under subsection (2) applies even if the member now no longer holds the interest if the requirement of section 3, or, as the case may be, section 5 would have applied.