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Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

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5(1)The appointment of the convener and members of the Commission shall be on such terms and conditions as Ministers determine.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, a person holds and vacates office as the convener or a member of the Commission in accordance with the terms of appointment of that person.

(3)The convener or a member may at any time resign his office by notice in writing addressed to the Ministers.

(4)Ministers may remove the convener or a member from office if they consider—

(a)that the convener or member is unable or unfit to discharge the functions of office; or

(b)that the convener or member has not complied with the terms of appointment of that person.

(5)The convener, if ceasing to be a member of the Commission, also ceases to be convener.

(6)A person who ceases, otherwise than by virtue of sub-paragraph (3) above, to be the convener or a member of the Commission is eligible for reappointment.

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