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Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

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8The Regulator’s membership

(1)The Regulator is to consist of such number of members (but not fewer than 3) as Ministers think fit.

(2)Each member—

(a)is to be appointed by Ministers from among those persons appearing to them to have knowledge and skills relevant to the functions of the Regulator,

(b)is to be appointed for such period as is specified in the appointment,

(c)may, by notice to Ministers, resign as a member,

(d)in other respects holds and vacates office on such terms and conditions as Ministers may determine, and

(e)after ceasing to hold office, may be reappointed as a member.

9Disqualification and removal from office

(1)A person is disqualified from appointment, and from holding office, as a member of the Regulator if that person is—

(a)a member of the Scottish Parliament,

(b)a member of the House of Commons,

(c)a member of the European Parliament,

(d)an office-holder in the Scottish Administration,

(e)a councillor of any local authority,

(f)an officer of any registered social landlord (other than by virtue of this Act),

(g)an employee of any local authority, or

(h)an employee of any registered social landlord.

(2)Ministers may remove a member from office if satisfied that—

(a)the member is an undischarged bankrupt, or

(b)the member—

(i)has been absent from meetings of the Regulator for a period longer than 6 consecutive months without the permission of the Regulator, or

(ii)is unable to discharge the member’s functions as a member or is unsuitable to continue as a member.

10Members’ expenses

The Regulator may pay to its members such sums as it may determine by way of reimbursement of expenses incurred in respect of the performance of their functions.

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