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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.

Interim Suspensions

7th November 2018

Section 21 of the Ethical Standards Act provides the Standards Commission with the power to impose an interim suspension on a councillor or member of a devolved public body on receipt of an interim report from the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (CESPLS) about an ongoing investigation.  The Standards Commission has introduced a policy outlining how it will make any decision under Section 21 and the procedures it will follow in doing so, should any such a report be received from the CESPLS.  This can be found here.