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Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017

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1(1)The Commission is to consist of—

(a)a member to chair the Commission, and

(b)at least 2 but no more than 4 other members.

(2)The Scottish Ministers are to appoint the members.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may appoint a person as a member only if the Scottish Parliament has approved the appointment.

(4)In proposing persons to the Scottish Parliament for approval for appointment to the Commission, the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the desirability of securing that the Commission (taken as a whole) has experience in or knowledge of—

(a)the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy relating to child poverty,

(b)research in connection with child poverty,

(c)work with children and families experiencing poverty.

(5)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations amend sub-paragraph (1)(b) by substituting a different number for any number for the time being specified there.

(6)Regulations under sub-paragraph (5) are subject to the negative procedure.

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