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Consumer Scotland Act 2020

Persons who may not be members

78.Paragraph 3 of schedule 1 disqualifies certain individuals from becoming members of Consumer Scotland.

79.In addition to these disqualification grounds, a person can also be disqualified from being a member by virtue of section 19(1)(e) of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000. This provides that if a member of Consumer Scotland breaches the body’s code of membership, the member can be removed as member of Consumer Scotland and disqualified from being a member for a maximum period of five years.

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