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Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016

Corporate status

Section 14 - Corporate status

28.Section 14 stipulates that the Commission will be established as a corporate body. The Commission will have the status of a non-ministerial department and is expected to have the status of an office-holder in the Scottish Administration, within the meaning of section 126(8) of the Scotland Act 1998, by virtue of an order under that Act. This means that the Commission will be directly accountable to the Scottish Parliament for the delivery of its functions, not through Ministers.

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