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This section contains details about Hearings to be held by the Standards Commission and the procedures to be followed. It also contains information about decisions the Standards Commission has made and any interim suspensions in place. The section also contains information for individuals who are the subject of a Hearing (Respondents).

No Action Decisions and Further Investigations

Information can be found in the table below about cases referred to the Standards Commission where the decision has been made to either:

  • direct the Ethical Standards Commissioner (ESC) to carry out further investigations; or
  • take no action.

In cases where the decision has been taken to direct the ESC to carry out further investigations, no 'Written Decision' document will be available for download.

Information on cases where the Standards Commission has held a Hearing, or is to hold a Hearing, can be found under 'Cases - Forthcoming Hearings and Hearing Decisions'. 

Information about No Action Decisions will be kept for five years from the date of the Standards Commission’s full written decision. After this, details about the case will be removed from the website and will no longer be available, in line with the Standards Commission’s Document Retention Schedule.

Media Information

Information on the Standards Commission and its Hearings can be found in our media information sheet, which is accessible from the homepage. All media enquiries should be directed to: 

Standards Commissions Scotland
Case Ref. Decision on Referral Date of Decision Respondent(s) Organisation Relevant section(s) of Code Written Decision
LA/NL/3869 No action 15/05/24 Councillor North Lanarkshire Council

Paragraph 3.1

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NB/SLCC/4022 No action 09/05/24 Former Members Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

Not applicable

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LA/As/3999 No action 01/05/24 Councillor Aberdeenshire Council

Paragraphs 3.21, 3.22, 3.23, 3.24 and 3.25

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LA/NL/3889 No action 25/04/24 Councillor North Lanarkshire Council

Paragraphs 3.1 and 3.10

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CSE/3793 Ex Officio Member - Not applicable 24/04/24 Member (Ex Officio) Colleges' Regional Board

Paragraphs 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 of the Colleges’ Regional Board Code 2014

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LA/AC/3864b No action 16/04/24 Councillor Aberdeen City Council

Paragraphs 4.2, 4.22, 5.5 and 5.6

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LA/DG/3817 No action 15/04/24 Councillor Dumfries and Galloway Council

Paragraphs 3.2 and 3.6 (2018 Code)

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LA/H/3954 No action 25/03/24 Councillor Highland Council

Paragraphs 4.2 and 4.22

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LA/AC/3847 No action 20/03/24 Councillor Aberdeen City Council

Paragraphs 3.1, 3.3 and 3.6

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LA/NL/3944 No action 12/03/24 Councillor North Lanarkshire Council

Paragraphs 3.26 and 3.27

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LA/AC/3864a No action 12/03/24 Councillor Aberdeen City Council

Paragraphs 4.1, 4.2, 4.22, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6

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LA/G/3829 No action 04/03/24 Councillor Glasgow City Council

Paragraphs 1.6, 3.1, 3.3

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LA/AC/3794 No action 29/02/24 Councillor Aberdeen City Council

Paragraphs 3.1, 3.3, 3.7, 3.9 and 3.10

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LA/SB/3908 No action 27/02/24 Councillor Scottish Borders Council

Paragraphs 3.13, 3.14, 3.17, 3.26, 3.27, 4.21, 5.1, 5.2, 5.5, and 5.6

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NPA/LLT/3892 No action 12/02/24 Members Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority Download PDF