The Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament - Edition 5 (April 2011)

The Code of Conduct sets out the principles and standards of conduct for members of the Scottish Parliament in relation to their Parliamentary duties.

The Code of Conduct for MSPs consists of four volumes:

  • Volume 1: Introduction to the Code (background to conduct issues in the Scottish Parliament and the key principles of the Code)
  • Volume 2: The Code of Conduct (the enforceable standards of conduct expected of MSPs undertaking their parliamentary duties)
  • Volume 3: Guidance on the Code of Conduct (guidance on the enforceable standards set out in Volume 2)
  • Volume 4: Annexes¬†(extracts from legislation and other documents underpinning the operation of the Code)