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Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013

Electoral Commission: administrative provision

289.Section 28 deals with the Electoral Commission’s costs in respect of their functions under the Act, which will be refunded by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB).

290.Section 29 requires the Commission to estimate their costs and income before the start of each financial year and send this to the SPCB for approval. A revised estimate may be sent during the year.

291.Section 30 confirms that an investigation by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman into the Electoral Commission’s functions under the Act is not prevented under the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002.

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