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Conflicts of interestS

7(1)A Commissioner must not accept a benefit from a third party conferred by reason of the Commissioner—S

(a)being a Commissioner, or

(b)doing (or not doing) anything as Commissioner.

(2)A “third party” means a person other than the Commission or a person acting on behalf of the Commission.

(3)Benefits received by a Commissioner from a person by whom the Commissioner's services (as a Commissioner or otherwise) are provided to the Commission are not regarded as conferred by a third party.

(4)The duty under sub-paragraph (1) is not infringed if the acceptance of the benefit cannot reasonably be regarded as likely to give rise to a conflict of interest.