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Consumer Scotland Act 2020

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

94.Paragraph 1 of schedule 2 adds Consumer Scotland to the list of devolved public bodies in schedule 3 of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”).

95.This means that Consumer Scotland will need to:

  • have a code of conduct for its members, whose compliance with the code will be policed by the Standards Commission for Scotland (see sections 3 and 9 of the 2000 Act), and

  • maintain a public register of its members’ interests (see section 7 of the 2000 Act).

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