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Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament (Amendment) Act 2016

Section 10 – Exclusion from Parliamentary proceedings

43.Section 10 of the Act makes minor amendments to section 16 of the Interests Act (Exclusion from proceedings of the Parliament). It adds in references to new section 8A(4) and (5), allowing the Parliament to exclude a member from proceedings in the Parliament where there has been a failure to comply with, or contravention of, the requirements in those provisions on notifying the Clerk of a change to a registered controlled transaction. Section 10 also makes minor changes to the wording used in section 16 to cross-refer to other sections of the Interests Act. This ensures consistency with the wording used in new section 17 of the Interests Act (which relates to the offences associated with breaches of the Act), as replaced by section 11 of the Act.

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