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3(1)In appointing members, the Scottish Ministers are to have regard to the desirability of including—
(i)have experience of, and have shown capacity in, the provision of fundable further education or fundable higher education; or
(ii)have held, and have shown the capacity in, any position carrying the responsibility for the provision of such education;
(b)persons who have experience of, and have shown capacity in industrial, commercial or financial matters or the practice of any profession; and
(c)persons who have such other skills, knowledge or experience as the Scottish Ministers consider to be relevant in relation to the exercise of the Council’s functions.
(2)In appointing members, the Scottish Ministers are also to have regard to the desirability of—
(a)including persons who are currently engaged in the provision of, or carrying responsibility for the provision of, fundable further education or fundable higher education; and
(b)the membership of the Council (taken as a whole) having experience of, and having shown capacity in, a broad range of such education.
(3)In appointing members, the Scottish Ministers are also to have regard to the desirability of including persons who—
(a)have experience, and have shown capacity, relating to research or the application of research; and
(b)are currently engaged in research or the application of research.
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