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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Code of Conduct for MSPs

The Code of Conduct provides a set of principles and standards for Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Code of Conduct (6 May 2021)

Code of Conduct Guidance (21 October 2021)


Previous versions of the Code of Conduct

When changes are made the Code of Conduct, this is referred to as a Revision. The Revisions are numbered in the order in which they are issued (1st Revision, 2nd Revision, etc.).

This page lists the:

  • 8th Edition of the Code of Conduct
  • each Revision made to the 8th Edition of the Code of Conduct
  • the dates the Revisions took effect

Each Revision includes the complete text of every Chapter. 

Code of Conduct 8th Edition (6 May 2021) 

If you wish a copy of the Standing Orders from a previous session please contact the Standards Clerks, [email protected].