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Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010

Section 16: Delegation

76.Under this section the CESPLS or Commissioner can delegate any of their respective functions to any person it authorises to act upon its behalf. The CESPLS or Commissioner remains ultimately responsible for carrying out delegated functions. The responsibilities of the CESPLS’ accountable officer are set out at section 19. The performance of these functions may not be delegated.

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