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(1)There shall be a Chief Investigating Officer.
(2)The Chief Investigating Officer shall have the function of investigating and reporting to the Commission on cases in which a councillor or member of a devolved public body has, may have or is alleged to have contravened the councillors' or, as the case may be, the members' code.
(3)The Chief Investigating Officer shall be appointed by Ministers.
(4)The Chief Investigating Officer may appoint, as employees, persons to assist in carrying out that Officer’s function.
(5)A person who is a member of—
(b)a council or any committee or sub-committee thereof;
(c)a joint board or joint committee; or
(d)a devolved public body,
shall not be appointed under this section.
(6)Schedule 2 to this Act provides further about the Chief Investigating Officer.
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