Removal of membersS
14A member may be removed from the Parole Board only by order of the tribunal constituted under paragraph 16.S
15The tribunal may order the removal of a member only if—S
(a)an investigation is carried out at the request of the Scottish Ministers, and
(b)following the investigation, the tribunal finds that the member is unfit to be a member of the Parole Board by reason of inability, neglect of duty or misbehaviour.
16The tribunal is to consist of the following persons appointed by the Lord President of the Court of Session—S
(a)either a Senator of the College of Justice or a sheriff principal (who is to preside),
(b)a person who is, and has been for at least 10 years—
(i)an advocate, or
(ii)a solicitor, and
(c)one other person who is not an advocate or a solicitor.
17The Scottish Ministers may, by regulations—S
(i)enabling the tribunal, at any time during an investigation, to suspend a member from the Parole Board, and
(ii)as to the effect and duration of a suspension,
(b)make further provision about the tribunal as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary or expedient, including provision about the procedure to be followed by and before it.