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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Consumer Scotland

    1. Establishment

      1. 1.Consumer Scotland

    2. Functions

      1. 2.The general function of providing consumer advocacy and advice

      2. 3.The representative function

      3. 4.The research and investigation function

      4. 5.The information function

      5. 6.The recall of goods function

      6. 7.General provision about functions

      7. 8.Exercise of functions

    3. Information-gathering

      1. 9.Requirement to provide information to Consumer Scotland

      2. 10.Failure by a designated regulator to comply with a section 9 notice

      3. 11.Enforcement by a designated regulator of a section 9 notice

      4. 12.Enforcement by the court of a section 9 notice

      5. 13.Exemptions from requirement to provide information

    4. Accountability

      1. 14.Forward work programmes

      2. 15.Reports on investigations

      3. 16.Annual report

      4. 17.Consumer welfare report

    5. Finance

      1. 18.Grants and loans by Consumer Scotland

    6. Review of performance and modification of functions

      1. 19.Review of Consumer Scotland's performance

      2. 20.Power to modify Consumer Scotland's functions

  3. PART 2 Consumer interests

    1. 21.Duty to have regard to consumer interests

    2. 22.Guidance about section 21 duty

    3. 23.Reporting on section 21 duty

  4. PART 3 Interpretation and final provisions

    1. 24.Meaning of “consumer”

    2. 25.Interpretation

    3. 26.Regulations

    4. 27.Ancillary provision

    5. 28.Amendment of public bodies legislation

    6. 29.Commencement

    7. 30.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Consumer Scotland

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) Consumer Scotland— (a) is not a servant or agent...

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) Consumer Scotland is to consist of—

      3. Persons who may not be members

        1. 3.(1) The Scottish Ministers may not appoint a person as...

      4. Early termination of membership

        1. 4.(1) A member of Consumer Scotland may resign by giving...

      5. Members' remuneration, allowances and pensions

        1. 5.(1) Consumer Scotland may pay each member such remuneration and...

      6. Chief executive and other staff

        1. 6.(1) Consumer Scotland is to have, as a member of...

      7. Pensions of chief executive and other staff

        1. 7.(1) Consumer Scotland may pay or make arrangements for the...

      8. Committees

        1. 8.(1) Consumer Scotland may establish committees and sub-committees.

      9. Authority to perform functions

        1. 9.(1) ​Consumer Scotland may authorise— (a) any of its members,...

      10. Regulation of procedure

        1. 10.Consumer Scotland may regulate its own procedure (including quorum) and...

      11. Validity of things done

        1. 11.The validity of anything done by Consumer Scotland or its...

      12. General powers

        1. 12.Consumer Scotland may do anything which appears to it—

      13. Location of office

        1. 13.Consumer Scotland's determination of the location of its office premises...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Application of public bodies legislation

      1. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

        1. 1.In the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act...

      2. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

        1. 2.In the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, in schedule...

      3. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

        1. 3.In the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, in Part...

      4. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

        1. 4.In the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act...

      5. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

        1. 5.In the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010—

      6. Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011

        1. 6.In the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, in the schedule,...

      7. Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

        1. 7.In the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, in Part 1...

      8. Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018

        1. 8.In the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018,...

      9. Islands (Scotland) Act 2018

        1. 9.In the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018, in the schedule, under...

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