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(1)The Commission may, for the purposes of section 1(7), appoint staff on such terms and conditions as it determines.
(2)The Commission may make arrangements for the payment of pensions, allowances or gratuities to, or in respect of, any person who has ceased to be a member of its staff.
(3)Those arrangements may include—
(a)the making of contributions or payments towards provision for such pensions, allowances or gratuities, and
(b)the establishment and administration of one or more pension schemes.
(4)References in subsections (2) and (3) to pensions, allowances or gratuities include, respectively, references to pensions, allowances or gratuities by way of compensation for loss of employment.
(5)The exercise of a power in this section is subject to the approval of the Parliamentary corporation.
(1)The Commission may obtain for itself or for a Commissioner advice, assistance or any other service from any person who, in the opinion of the Commission, is qualified to give it.
(2)The Commission may pay to that person such fees and allowances as it determines.
(3)Any payment under subsection (2) is subject to the approval of the Parliamentary corporation.
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