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Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

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Staff, experts and assistant commissioners

8Chief executive

(1)The Commission must employ a chief executive.

(2)The chief executive is to be appointed by the Welsh Ministers on such terms and conditions as they may determine (including conditions as to remuneration, pension, allowances and expenses).

(3)Before appointing a chief executive the Welsh Ministers must consult the Commission.

9Other staff

(1)The Commission may employ staff.

(2)Staff are to be employed on terms and conditions determined by the Commission (including conditions as to remuneration, pension, allowances and expenses).

(3)The Commission must consult the Welsh Ministers before determining the amounts payable to its staff in respect of remuneration, pensions, allowances and expenses.

10Experts

(1)The Commission may appoint a person (an “expert”) to assist it in the exercise of its functions.

(2)Before appointing an expert the Commission must consult the Welsh Ministers.

(3)An appointment under subsection (1) may not be made unless the Commission is satisfied that the expert has knowledge, experience or expertise relevant to the exercise of its functions.

(4)The Commission may pay the expert such remuneration, allowances or expenses as it may determine.

(5)The Commission must consult the Welsh Ministers before determining the remuneration or allowances payable to an expert.

11Assistant commissioners

(1)The Commission may appoint a person (an “assistant commissioner”) to whom, for the purposes of section 13, it may delegate functions.

(2)But the Commission may not appoint a person who is—

(a)a member of Parliament;

(b)a member of the National Assembly for Wales;

(c)a member of a local authority in Wales;

(d)an officer of a local authority in Wales;

(e)a member of a National Park authority for a National Park in Wales;

(f)a police and crime commissioner for a police area in Wales; or

(g)a member of the Commission’s staff.

(3)Before appointing an assistant commissioner the Commission must consult the Welsh Ministers.

(4)The Commission may pay an assistant commissioner such remuneration, allowances or expenses as it may determine.

(5)The Commission must consult the Welsh Ministers before determining the remuneration or allowances payable to an assistant commissioner.

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