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The Arts Council (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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5.—(1) The right of the Arts Council under section 19(1)(a)(vi) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) to employ staff shall be exercised subject to any direction which may be given by the Department with respect to the number and terms and conditions of service of persons employed or to be employed by the Council.

(2) The remuneration of persons employed by the Arts Council shall be at such rate as the Council may, with the consent of the Department, determine.

(3) The Arts Council may, in accordance with arrangements determined by the Department, make provision for the payment on death or retirement of pensions, gratuities or other like benefits to or in respect of the service of officers of the Council.

6.—(1) The Arts Council shall appoint a fit person to be its chief executive officer.

(2) Before making an appointment under sub-paragraph (1), the Arts Council shall supply to the Department particulars of the names, previous experience and qualifications of the persons from whom it proposes to make a selection.

(3) If the Department considers that any person whose name is submitted under sub-paragraph (2) is not a fit person to be the chief executive officer of the Arts Council, the Department may give directions prohibiting his appointment.

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