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Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Act 2021

Section 4 – Commencement

19.Subsection (3) makes clear that the modifications made to the 2002 Act by section 1 do not apply to any complaint received by the Commissioner before the commencement of that section (which is, by virtue of subsection (2), 6 months after Royal Assent), even if the complaint is ongoing at the point of commencement.

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