Originally a deputy to the Treasurer, the Treasurer-depute emerged as a separate Crown appointment by 1614. Its holder attended the Privy Council in the absence of the Treasurer, but gained independent membership of the Council in 1587 and sat in the Parliament of Scotland as a Great Officer of State in 1593 and from 1617 onwards.
Depute and dispute are two words that are pronounced and spelled in a similar fashion, but have different meanings. We will examine the definitions of depute and dispute, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.
Depute means to appoint someone to be in charge of something, to instruct someone to be responsible for something, to appoint someone as your agent to act in your behalf. In Scotland, a depute is someone who is appointed to act as a representative of another official, or someone who is appointed in an official capacity. Depute may be used as a noun or a verb, related words are deputes, deputed, debuting, deputation. The word depute is derived from the Latin word deputare, which means to assign or allot.
He instructed all agencies to depute the required staff in all grain markets district at the earliest. He also asked the SDMs that names and mobile numbers of auction recorders, agency inspectors and heads of complaint cells should be displayed in all the grain markets prominently. (The Tribune India)
Falkirk Council recognises that the quality of senior promoted staff (headteachers/depute headteachers) in nursery, primary, secondary and special schools is vital to the provision of the best possible education.
This document describes the procedures for filling headteacher and depute headteacher posts. It satisfies current legislation including the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006, and the regulations cited in the Parental Involvement in Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher Appointments (Scotland) Regulations 2007. The procedure is designed to be equitable and credible and to conform to the authority's equal opportunities policies. The main aim of the procedure is to ensure that the best possible candidate is selected.
Temporary transfers of senior staff in schools can happen for very good management and educational reasons. Such temporary moves can benefit schools, Children's Services and offer a professional development opportunity for an experienced or aspiring headteacher or depute. This document incorporates the procedure for the appointment of a headteacher or depute to a school on a temporary basis.
The public could be excused for being unaware that the SNP is currently electing a new depute leader. James Mitchell looks at the candidates. This post originally appeared on the Academy of Government blog.
The public could be excused for being unaware that the SNP is currently electing a new depute leader. Past SNP leadership contests have been significant events when the party has confronted major choices in strategy and style. But this is not such a contest despite the party facing some challenging strategic issues including the timing of a future independence referendum.
It is notable that no candidate for depute comes from within the group of SNP MSPs. To all intents and purposes the real depute leader is likely to prove to be John Swinney operating as Deputy First Minister given his role in government and access to the party leader/First Minister. In common with other parties, the office of party depute leader tells us little about where real power lies. Sturgeon was unusual in her dual roles as depute leader and Deputy First Minister.
It is possible in the SNP for the party membership to return a depute who differed significantly from the leader but that appears unlikely in this contest as none of the candidates appear to be offering anything approaching a challenge to Nicola Sturgeon. Indeed, they compete with each other to show their loyalty.
The outcome of this depute leadership contest is unlikely to tell us much about the SNP given the lack of major divisions. It appears to be more about style than substance. It will be interesting to see how many members are willing to support a candidate (Tommy Sheppard) who is relatively new to the party. It will be difficult (until the findings of a major new ESRC study of party membership are published in late Autumn) to assess the views of members who joined since the referendum compared with those who have been members for much longer. Such evidence as exists suggests we should not expect much of a difference between new and older members. 59ce067264