This framework document has been drawn up by the Scottish Government in consultation with the Poverty and Inequality Commission. It sets out the broad framework within which the Poverty and Inequality Commission will operate and defines key roles and responsibilities which underpin the relationship between the Poverty and Inequality Commission and the Scottish Government.
While this document does not confer any legal powers or responsibilities, it forms a key part of the accountability and governance framework and should be reviewed and updated as necessary, and at least every two to three years. Any proposals to amend the framework document either by the Scottish Government or Poverty and Inequality Commission will be taken forward in consultation and in the light of Scottish Government priorities and policy aims.
Any question regarding the interpretation of the document shall be determined by the Scottish Government after consultation with the Poverty and Inequality Commission. Legislative provisions shall take precedence over any part of the document.
References to the Poverty and Inequality Commission includes the Chair, Members and any working groups or committees formed by the Commission.
Copies of the document shall be placed in the Scottish Parliament Reference Centre. It shall also be published on the Scottish Government and the Poverty and Inequality Commission websites.
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