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The government's proposals for a new ethical framework for local government in Scotland comes under examination nex...
The government's proposals for a new ethical framework for local government in Scotland comes under examination next Monday at a COSLA seminar in Edinburgh.

'The Bond of Trust: A new ethical framework for Scotland' seminar will bring together senior councillors and local government officers to discuss the proposals in the consultation paper, their implications if implemented and possible alternatives.

Many of the ideas contained in the government's proposed ethical framework were suggested to the Nolan Committee by COSLA.

The seminar will consider in detail the proposed new code of conduct for councillors, standards committees and commission, registration of interest, surcharge and misuse of public office, codes for officers, protocols between members and officers and changes in the status of statutory officers.

Scottish local government minister Calum MacDonald will put forward the government's proposals in the opening address at Monday's seminar. Other keynote speakers include Frank McAveety, leader of administration, Glasgow who will give the councillor's view; the ombudsman, Derrick Marks and the secretary to the Accounts Commission, Bill Magee.


1. The Bond of Trust: A new ethical framework for Scotland takes place on Monday July 13, 1998, from 1pm until 4.30pm in COSLA, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh.

2. A copy of the seminar programme is attached.

Date: July 7, 1998

The Bond of Trust

A New Ethical Framework for Scotland

Monday 13 July 1998

Rosebery House, Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh


1.00 - 2.30pm Session 1

Welcome by Keith Geddes, President , COSLA,

Chair of Session

The Government's Proposals Calum MacDonald MP, Minister for Local Government and Housing

A Councillor's View Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Administration, Glasgow

An Officers View Oonagh Aitken, Chair Professional Development Panel, SOLACE

Panel Discussion

3.00-4.30pm Session 2-Chair, Douglas Sinclair, Chief Executive,


The Ombudsman's View Derrick Marks, Ombudsman

Views from the Accounts Commission

Bill Magee, Secretary, Accounts Commission

A Personnel View Alan Cuthbertson, President, SODOPS

Panel Discussion

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