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6(1)The Scottish Ministers must, after consultation with the member appointed, or to be appointed, to chair the board (if there is a person holding, or as the case may be designated to hold, that office), make the first appointment of chief executive of Scottish Water on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(2)Scottish Water may, with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, make subsequent appointments to the post of chief executive on such terms and conditions as it may with the approval of the Scottish Ministers determine.

(3)Scottish Water may appoint on such terms and conditions as it may with the approval of the Scottish Ministers determine such other employees as it considers appropriate.

(4)Scottish Water must, as regards such of its employees as it may with the approval of the Scottish Ministers determine, make such arrangements as it considers appropriate for providing, to or in respect of those employees, pensions, allowances or gratuities.

(5)Such arrangements—

(a)may include the establishment and administration, by Scottish Water or otherwise, of one or more pension schemes, and

(b)must, in any case, be approved by the Scottish Ministers.

(6)The reference in sub-paragraph (4) to the provision of pensions, allowances or gratuities includes a reference to their provision by way of compensation for loss of office or employment or loss or diminution of emoluments.

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