Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002

The Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002 is legislation that introduced arrangements for complaints against any Member of the Scottish Parliament to be investigated independently. It established the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, who was given powers to summon witnesses and compel evidence.

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish a Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to investigate complaints about the conduct of members of the Parliament and to report upon the outcome of such investigations to the Parliament; and for connected purposes.
Territorial extent Scotland
Dates
Royal assent30 July 2002
Other legislation
Repealed byThe Public Services Reform (Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland etc.) Order 2013 (Scottish Statutory Instrument 2013/197)
Relates toScottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010
Status: Partially repealed
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.

HistoryEdit

Parliament's Standards Committee published a bill to establish its own Standards Commissioner. The bill was introduced to Parliament on 4 February 2002. The bill set out that the commissioner would have the statutory power to summon witnesses and to compel the production of evidence.[1][2]

The legislation was passed on 27 June 2002.[3] It received Royal Assent on 30 July 2002.[4]

Transfer of powersEdit

The Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Act 2010 transferred the powers to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland. The post was abolished by The Public Services Reform (Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland etc.) Order 2013 (Scottish Statutory Instrument 2013/197).[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clear case for transparency". Scotland on Sunday. 17 February 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Sleaze watchdog to investigate MSPs". The Scotsman. 5 February 2002. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ Knox, John (29 June 2002). "MSPs love MSPs, but not Holyrood". BBC News. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Session 1 Bills: Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland" (PDF). www.ethicalstandards.org.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2018.

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