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Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017

Amendment of public bodies’ legislation

70.Paragraph 13(1) adds the Commission to schedule 3 of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000. This requires the Commission to draw up a code of conduct for its members and applies the enforcement provisions of that Act to the code.

71.Paragraph 13(2) adds the Commission to Part 7 of schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. This provides that the Commission is a Scottish public authority for the purposes of that Act and subject to the requirements it places on such bodies.

72.Paragraph 13(3) adds the Commission to schedule 2 of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003. The effect is to apply the code of practice prepared by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland, and other provisions of that Act, to the making of appointments to the Commission.

73.Paragraph 13(4) adds the Commission to schedule 5 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. This allows amendments to the functions of the statutory Commission to be modified by an order made under section 14(1) of that Act.

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