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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.

Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee's call for views on Scotland’s commissioner landscape

28th February 2024

The Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee has launched a call for views as part of an inquiry into Scotland’s commissioner landscape. The deadline for responses is Monday 11 March 2024. The inquiry will consider whether a more coherent and strategic approach is needed for the creation of such commissioners in Scotland. More about the Committee’s inquiry can be found here. The Standards Commission's response can be found here