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(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
(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.
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