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Schedule 1. All persons require to undertake an oath or affirmation before undertaking the duties of an office, such as a position in government and other public organisations, to act impartially, or to affirm loyalty. The wording of the oath or affirmation may vary dependent upon the duties to be carried out. The wording will however commit the individual to serve and abide by the Constitution and laws of Scotland. An oath of office or duty is required by: The Head of State, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Judges, New Citizens and all other persons holding public office under this Constitution.

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  • Avatar admin
    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 23:02:29

    Schedule 1. In many positions within our society a person requires to undertake an oath or affirmation before undertaking the duties of an office, such as a position in government and other organisations, to act impartially, or to affirm loyalty. The wording of the oath or affirmation may vary dependent upon the duties to be carried out. The wording will however commit the individual to serve and abide by the Constitution and laws of Scotland. An oath of office or duty is required by: The Head of State, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Judges, New Citizens and all other persons holding public office under this Constitution.

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Proposed Amendment to Schedule 1.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 17:59:16

    Schedule 1. All persons require to undertake an oath or affirmation before undertaking the duties of an office, such as a position in government and other public organisations, to act impartially, or to affirm loyalty. The wording of the oath or affirmation may vary dependent upon the duties to be carried out. The wording will however commit the individual to serve and abide by the Constitution and laws of Scotland. An oath of office or duty is required by: The Head of State, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Judges, New Citizens and all other persons holding public office under this Constitution.

Proposed Amendment to Schedule 1.

  • NSCNICK

    Schedule 1. All elected and prospective representatives should not use misleading statements or insinuations unless substantiated by fact. (There isn't a specific article similar to 12.13. that I could find). I was concernd the same as Marilyn above. Or words to the effect of not allowed to tell lies in order to gain electoral or personal advantage. Persons found to have done so should be subject to the recall procedure, the telling of lies for political purposes should not be permitted.

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Proposed Amendment to Schedule 1.

  • Marilyn Sangster

    Schedule 1. Schedule 1: Oath of Office or Duty
    Definition of Loyalty
    No individual can stand for Regional or Local office who does not pay all their taxes from earned and unearned income in Scotland.


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