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The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the boards of devolved public bodies.

Standards Commission Meetings

The Members of the Standards Commission for Scotland meet on 10 occasions each year to discuss policy, strategy and to consider Reports submitted by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (CESPLS).  In addition, the Standards Commission's Audit & Risk Committee meets three times a year and the Human Resources Committee meets once a year. These Committees are advisory only and have no executive powers.  

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life (CESPLS) is invited to meet with the Standards Commission  to discuss emerging issues and trends which are identified during review of investigations statistics.  These meetings happen four times per year. 

Minutes of Standards Commission meetings can be accessed by clicking on links below

Date of Meeting PDF Format Word Format
31/05/2017 Download PDF Download Word
24/04/2017 Download PDF Download Word
28/03/2017 Download PDF Download Word
27/02/2017 Download PDF Download Word
30/01/2017 Download PDF Download Word
12/12/2016 Download PDF Download Word
31/10/2016 Download PDF Download Word
26/09/2016 Download PDF Download Word
26/07/2016 Download PDF Download Word
27/06/2016 Download PDF Download Word