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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Rule 94: Dual mandate MSPs

399.Rule 94 defines a “dual mandate MSP” as a serving MSP who is or has been a paid member of the UK Parliament (an MP) or the European Parliament (MEP) at the same time as being an MSP and had a reduction in MSP salary under section 82(2) of the 1998 Act. The amount of a dual member’s final salary is reduced to one-third of an MSP salary.

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