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22(1)The WAO may employ staff.
(2)A person cannot be appointed as a member of staff of the WAO if the person is disqualified from being appointed on any of the grounds specified in Part 6 of this Schedule.
(3)A person ceases to be a member of staff of the WAO if the person is disqualified on any of those grounds.
(4)Staff of the WAO are to be employed on such terms as the WAO may determine.
(5)A person who is an employee of the WAO may not hold any office or position to which a person may be appointed, or recommended or nominated for appointment, by or on behalf of the Crown, the National Assembly or the National Assembly Commission.
23A member of the staff of the WAO is not to be regarded—
(a)as the servant or agent of the Crown, or
(b)as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.
24But a member of the staff of the WAO is to be taken to be a Crown servant for the purposes of the Official Secrets Act 1989.
25(1)The WAO must pay employees such remuneration as may be provided for by or under the terms of their employment.
(2)The WAO must make payments to the Minister for the Civil Service, at such times as the Minister may determine, of such amounts as may be so determined in respect of—
(a)the provision of pensions, allowances, gratuities or other benefits by virtue of section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 to or in respect of any persons who are or have been members of the staff of the WAO, and
(b)the expenses incurred in administering those pensions, allowances, gratuities or other benefits.
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