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(introduced by section 12)

1SThe member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit holding office under section 12(2)(a) on a dissolution of the Parliament continues to hold office until a convener of the [F1Public] Audit Committee is appointed following a general election.

Textual Amendments

2SA member of the Commission appointed under section 12(2)(b) holds office until the Parliament is dissolved unless the member previously resigns, ceases to be a member of the Parliament otherwise than by virtue of a dissolution or is removed from office by resolution of the Parliament.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 3 para. 2 applied (temp. from 1.2.2000) by S.S.I. 2000/11, art. 4(2)

3SThe validity of any act of the Commission is not affected by any vacancy in its membership or by any defect in the appointment, or qualification for membership, of any member.

4SThe Commission may—

(a)determine its own procedure,

(b)appoint one of its members to preside at its meetings.

5SThe Parliamentary corporation is to provide the Commission, or ensure that the Commission is provided, with the property, staff and services required for its purposes.

6SThe Commission may give directions to the corporation for the purpose of or in connection with the exercise of the corporation’s functions in relation to the Commission.

7SAny expenses incurred by the Commission in the exercise of its functions are to be paid by the corporation.

[F28SFor the purposes of the law of defamation, the following are absolutely privileged—

(a)any statement made in proceedings of the Commission,

(b)the publication under the authority of the Commission of any statement, and

(c)any report to the Parliament under section 12(4).]

Textual Amendments

[F29SIn paragraph 8, “statement” has the same meaning as in the Defamation Act 1996 (c. 31).]

Textual Amendments