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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

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8(1)The Principal Reporter is to be appointed by SCRA with the approval of the Scottish Ministers.

(2)SCRA must take reasonable steps to involve persons who are under 21 years of age in the process for selection of a person for appointment under sub-paragraph (1).

(3)The Principal Reporter holds and vacates that office on terms and conditions determined by SCRA and approved by the Scottish Ministers.

(4)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe qualifications that must be held by the Principal Reporter.

(5)A person is disqualified from appointment, and from holding office, as the Principal Reporter if the person is or becomes—

(a)a member of the House of Commons,

(b)a member of the Scottish Parliament, or

(c)a member of the European Parliament.

(6)The Principal Reporter may appeal to the Scottish Ministers against dismissal by SCRA.

(7)SCRA is the respondent in an appeal under sub-paragraph (6).

(8)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision about—

(a)the procedure to be followed in appeals under sub-paragraph (6),

(b)the effect of making such an appeal,

(c)the powers of the Scottish Ministers for disposing of such appeals (including powers to make directions about liability for expenses),

(d)the effect of the exercise of those powers.

(9)Nothing in this paragraph affects any appointment in force on the commencement of this paragraph.

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