Publication - Guidance

Scottish Ministerial Code: 2018 edition

Published: 8 Feb 2018
Directorate:
Strategy and Constitution Directorate
Part of:
Constitution and democracy
ISBN:
9781788515757

A code of conduct for members of the Scottish Government (the First Minister, Cabinet Secretaries and Law Officers) and junior Scottish Ministers.

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Contents
Scottish Ministerial Code: 2018 edition
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. See https://beta.gov.scot/publications/civil-service-code/

2. See www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/25/part/1/chapter/1/crossheading/codes-of-conduct

3. See www.parliament.scot/msps/code-of-conduct-for-msps.aspx wt Scottish Ministerial Code - 2018 edition.doc

4. See HM Treasury and Information Commissioner, High Court [2009] EWHC 1811. See also Erskine May Parliamentary Practice 23rd Edition 2004, page 443.

5. See www.parliament.scot/visitandlearn/Education/18651.aspx

6. See www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/17797.aspx

7. See www.parliament.scot/msps/code-of-conduct-for-msps.aspx

8. See www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/25/part/1/chapter/1/crossheading/special-advisers

9. See https://beta.gov.scot/publications/special-advisers-code-of-conduct-and-model-contract/

10. See www.parliament.scot/gettinginvolved/101810.aspx

11. See www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/25/part/1/chapter/1/crossheading/appointment

12. See http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/civil-service-recruitment/

13. See www.publicappointments.org/publications/110/code-of-practice

14. See www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

15. See https://beta.gov.scot/publications/civil-service-code/

16. See www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/25/contents

17. See www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2000/1/contents

18. See www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Finance/spfm/Accountability

19. See www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-servants-and-party-conferences-guidance

20. References to constituency work also include regional MSPs’ work on behalf of their electorates.

21. See https://gcs.civilservice.gov.uk/guidance/propriety/

22. See https://beta.gov.scot/publications/special-advisers-code-of-conduct-and-model-contract/

23. See www.ombudsman.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are

24. The Planning Minister is the Minister responsible for taking a decision on behalf of Scottish Ministers collectively on planning cases (including planning permission, listed building consents and energy consents) that have been referred to the Scottish Government.

25. See http://www.parliament.scot/msps/105587.aspx

26. See https://gcs.civilservice.gov.uk/guidance/propriety

27. See Directory of Civil Service Guidance, Volume 2: Collected Guidance, page 41: Ministerial Memoirs: The Radcliffe Rules and their application: www.gov.uk/government/publications/directory-of-civil-service-guidance

28. See www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice/index.html

29. See www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/about-the-authority/uk-statistical-system/legislation/pre-release-access/index.html

30. See www.parliament.scot/msps/code-of-conduct-for-msps.aspx

31. For full details, see the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament available at: www.parliament.scot/msps/code-of-conduct-for-msps.aspx

32. See www.gov.uk/government/organisations/advisory-committee-on-business-appointments

33. The Seven Principles of Public Life were first published in the first report of the Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life (May 1995). The accompanying narrative was revised by the Committee in Standards Matter: A review of best practice in promoting good behaviour in public life (January 2013). See: www.gov.uk/government/publications/standards-matter-a-review-of-best-practice-in-promoting-good-behavior-in-public-life


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