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Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005

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2(1)The Bòrd is to consist of—

(a)no fewer than 5, nor more than 11, ordinary members, and

(b)a person whose function is to chair the Bòrd, (in this schedule referred to as the “Cathraiche”) who is to be an ex officio member,

appointed by the Scottish Ministers.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend sub-paragraph (1)(a) by substituting for the minimum or maximum number of ordinary members for the time being specified there such other number as they think fit.

(3)The members and the Cathraiche are to be appointed for such period as the Scottish Ministers think fit.

(4)Where the office of Cathraiche is vacant, the ordinary members must elect from amongst themselves a person to chair the Bòrd until an appointment is made under sub-paragraph (1)(b).

(5)Each member—

(a)may, by written notice to the Scottish Ministers, resign as a member,

(b)in other respects, holds and vacates office on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(6)The Scottish Ministers may, by written notice, remove a member from office if they are satisfied that—

(a)the member’s estate has been sequestrated or the member has been adjudged bankrupt, has made an arrangement with creditors or has granted a trust deed for creditors or a composition contract, or

(b)the member—

(i)is incapacitated as a result of physical or mental illness,

(ii)has been absent from meetings of the Bòrd for a period longer than 3 consecutive months without the permission of the Bòrd, or

(iii)is otherwise unfit or unable to discharge the member’s functions as a member.

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