Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

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The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 was an act of the Scottish Parliament which required Scottish ministers to establish a code of conduct for local councillors in Scotland.

Its most controversial provision was that it repealed Section 28 as far as Scotland was concerned (it was not repealed for England and Wales until 2003). The repeal of Section 28 was fiercely opposed by Brian Souter, founder of the Stagecoach Group. In repealing Section 28, the Act did require councils, in their dealings with children, to regard the value of a stable family relationship, and that any education about family life would be appropriate to the child's age and development.

External links Text of the Act.