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Code of Conduct for Councillors

DescriptionCode of Conduct for Councillors - The Standards Commission for Scotland. The Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of Councillors in Scotland.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 30, 2002


Code of Conduct for Councillors

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Section 1: Introduction to the Code of Conduct
Guidance on the Code of Conduct

Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct

Section 3: General Conduct
Relationship with Council Employees
Gifts and Hospitality
Conduct in the Chamber or in Committee
Confidentiality Requirements
Use of Council Facilities
Appointments to Partner Organisations
Dealings with the Council
Responsibilities to the Council as a Member of the Public

Section 4: Registration of Interests
Category One: Remuneration
Category Two: Related Undertakings
Category Three: Contracts
Category Four: Election Expenses
Category Five: Houses, Land and Buildings
Category Six: Interest in Shares and Securities
Category Seven: Non - Financial Interests

Section 5: Declaration of Interests
Interests which Require Declaration
Your Financial Interests
Your Non - Financial Interests
The Interests of Other Persons
Making a Declaration
Effect of Declaration
Frequent Declarations of Interest

Section 6: Lobbying and Access to Councillors

Section 7: Taking Decisions on Individual Applications
Dealing with Planning Applications

Annex A Sanctions Applied by Standards Commission for Breach of the Code
Annex B Definitions
Annex C Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils