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(introduced by section 17)
1(1)The Commissioner may, with the consent of the Scottish Ministers as to numbers and terms and conditions, appoint staff.S
(2)The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, make arrangements for the payment of pensions, allowances or gratuities to, or in respect of, any person who has ceased to be a member of the staff of the Commissioner and may, in particular—
(a)make contributions or payments towards provision for such pensions, allowances or gratuities;
(b)establish and administer one or more pension schemes.
(3)Section 16(4) of this Act applies to staff appointed under this paragraph as it applies to the Commissioner.
2The Commissioner shall—S
(a)prepare, for each financial year and in accordance with directions given by the Scottish Ministers, an account of the Commissioner's income and expenditure; and
(b)send the account, by such time as the Scottish Ministers may direct, to the Auditor General for Scotland for auditing.
3The Commissioner shall—S
(a)as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, give the Scottish Ministers and publish a report on the performance of the Commissioner's functions during that year;
(b)provide the Scottish Ministers with such information about the performance of those functions as they may require.
4In schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13) (public authorities subject to duty to disclose information), after the entry numbered 97 there is inserted the following entry—S
“97AThe Scottish Road Works Commissioner.”.
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