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This section contains details about Hearings to be held by the Standards Commission and the procedures to be followed. It also contains information about decisions the Standards Commission has made and any interim suspensions in place.

Interim Suspensions

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 ESC about an ongoing investigation.  A policy outlining how the Standards Commission makes any decision under Section 21 and the procedures it will follow in doing so, should any such a report be received from the ESC can be found here.

The decision to impose an interim suspension is not, and should not be seen as, a finding on the merits of any complaint or the validity of any allegations against a councillor or member of a devolved public body, nor should it be viewed as a disciplinary measure.  Any decisions made under Section 21 of the Act are listed in the table below. 


Respondent Name Organisation Decision on Interim Suspension



Written Decision
Cllr Colin Stewart Perth and Kinross Council Interim Suspension Imposed

08/10/19 - 


Interim Suspension Decision - Cllr Stewart
Cllr Callum Purves Perth and Kinross Council No Interim Suspension Imposed N/A Interim Suspension Decision - Cllr Purves