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Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010

Section 15: Procedure and validity of acts

73.Section 15 allows the CESPLS to regulate its own procedure, subject to any direction from the Parliamentary corporation given in that regard and the other provisions in Part 1 of the Act. Procedure may include such matters as internal methods of working, division of tasks etc.

74.Subsection (2) provides that the validity of any acts of the CESPLS is unaffected by any procedural defects in the appointments of any of the Commissioners, disqualification of a Commissioner or by any vacancy in the office of a Commissioner.

75.Subsection (3) makes similar provision to that of subsection (2) in relation to the validity of acts of a Commissioner.

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