Disqualification criteria for councillors - draft: consultation
This consultation on updating disqualification criteria for local authority members asks for the public’s view on whether or not the Scottish Government should prevent anyone on the sexual offenses notification register from being a councillor.
12. Scottish Government consultation process
Consultation is an essential part of the policymaking process. It gives us the opportunity to consider your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work. You can find all our consultations online: (http://consult.gov.scot ). Each consultation details the issues under consideration, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post.
Responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision-making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. We will publish a report of this analysis for every consultation. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise the responses received may:
- Indicate the need for policy development or review.
- Inform the development of a particular policy.
- help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals.
- be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented.
While details of particular circumstances described in a response to a consultation exercise may usefully inform the policy process, consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments which should be directed to the relevant public body.
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