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2(1)The Council is to consist of the following members—
(a)the person holding the post of chief executive;
(b)a person appointed by the Scottish Ministers to chair meetings of the Council (the “chairing member”); and
(c)no fewer than 11 nor more than 14 other members appointed by the Scottish Ministers.
(2)Each member (apart from the chief executive) is to be appointed for a period not exceeding 4 years.
(3)The Scottish Ministers may, on the expiry of a period of appointment of a member (apart from the chief executive), extend that appointment for a single further period not exceeding 4 years.
(4)A member (apart from the chief executive)—
(a)may by giving notice in writing to the Scottish Ministers resign office as a member of the Council; and
(b)otherwise, holds and vacates office in accordance with the terms and conditions of appointment.
(5)If the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that a member (apart from the chief executive)—
(a)has been absent from meetings of the Council for a period longer than 6 consecutive months without the permission of the Council; or
(b)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member,
the Scottish Ministers may by giving notice in writing to the member remove the member from office.
(6)A person is, on ceasing to be a member, eligible for reappointment.
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