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Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

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Removal from office

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6(1)The Scottish Ministers may remove a person from office as a member of the Authority if they consider that any of the grounds mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) is satisfied.

(2)Those grounds are—

(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;

(b)the member is incapacitated as a result of physical or mental illness;

(c)the member has, without reasonable excuse, been absent from meetings of the Authority for a period longer than 4 consecutive months;

(d)the member has, without reasonable excuse, been absent from 3 consecutive meetings of the Authority;

(e)the member has been convicted (whether before or after the member’s appointment) of a criminal offence;

(f)the member has failed to comply with the terms of the member’s appointment;

(g)the member, being a police force member, has been suspended from duty by virtue of regulations made under section 26 of the 1967 Act;

(h)the member, being a police authority member, has had the member’s entitlement to attend meetings suspended under section 19(1)(b) or (c) of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 7); or

(i)the member is otherwise unfit or unable to carry out the member’s functions as convener or member.

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