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

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 The Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland

    1. 1.Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland

    2. 2.The Commissioner’s functions

    3. 3.The Commissioner’s functions: further provision

  3. Part 2 Provision as to certain public bodies etc.

    1. Dissolution of certain bodies

      1. 4.Dissolution of certain bodies

    2. Health Service bodies

      1. 5.Property of the Scottish Hospital Trust

      2. 6.Transfer of certain property between Health Boards and NHS trusts

      3. 7.Investment and borrowing

      4. 8.Endowment schemes

      5. 9.Directions in relation to endowments

      6. 10.Holding of certain property by NHS trusts and Health Boards

    3. Law Society functions etc. as to certain legal services

      1. 11.Property etc. of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executry Services Board

      2. 12.Regulation by the Law Society of conveyancing and executry services

      3. 13.Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal and certain practitioners

      4. 14.Exercise by certain practitioners of notarial and other functions

    4. The Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland

      1. 15.The Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland

      2. 16.The Advisory Council’s functions

    5. Miscellaneous provision

      1. 17.Miscellaneous provision

  4. Part 3 General provisions

    1. 18.Orders and regulations

    2. 19.Ancillary provision

    3. 20.Interpretation

    4. 21.Short title and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Commissioner

      1. 1.(1) A person is disqualified from appointment, and from holding...

      2. 2.(1) The Commissioner, the Commissioner’s staff and assessors appointed by...

      3. 3.The validity of any actings of the Commissioner is not...

      4. 4.(1) The Commissioner— (a) is appointed to and holds office...

      5. 5.(1) Where the office of Commissioner is vacant, the Parliamentary...

      6. 6.The Commissioner is entitled to a salary of such amount,...

      7. 7.(1) The Parliamentary corporation may make arrangements for the payment...

      8. 8.(1) The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Parliamentary...

      9. 9.(1) The Commissioner may appoint assessors to assist the Commissioner...

      10. 10.(1) Any function of the Commissioner may be exercised on...

      11. 11.The Parliamentary corporation is to pay— (a) the salary and...

      12. 12.(1) The Parliamentary corporation is to designate the Commissioner or...

      13. 13.(1) The Commissioner must— (a) keep proper accounts and accounting...

      14. 14.The Commissioner may do anything which appears necessary or expedient...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      The specified authorities

      1. Offices

      2. Executive bodies

      3. Advisory bodies

      4. ...

      5. Public corporations

      6. National Health Service bodies

      7. Other Public Bodies

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      The Advisory Council

      1. 1.Status

      2. 2.The Advisory Council— (a) is not to be regarded as...

      3. 3.(1) The Advisory Council is to consist of such members...

      4. 4.(1) Members of the Advisory Council are entitled to such...

      5. 5.(1) The Advisory Council may, subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and...

      6. 6.The Advisory Council must annually prepare a report on the...

      7. 7.(1) The Advisory Council may, subject to sub-paragraph (2), do...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Miscellaneous provision

      1. 1.In section 2 (petition to Commissary to be substituted) of...

      2. 2.In the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953—

      3. 3.In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, in Part...

      4. 4.In the Race Relations Act 1976, in Part II of...

      5. 5.(1) The 1978 Act is amended in accordance with this...

      6. 6.In the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979—

      7. 7.In section 32 (offence for unqualified persons to prepare certain...

      8. 8.In section 54 (clarification of certain investment powers) of the...

      9. 9.In section 43A (application of Act to services provided under...

      10. 10.In the Electricity Act 1989, in paragraph 4(2) of Schedule...

      11. 11.In the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990—...

      12. 12.(1) The 1990 Act is amended in accordance with this...

      13. 13.In the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act...

      14. 14.In the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997—

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

      16. 16.In the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, in Part...

      17. 17.In the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, in schedule...

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