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The Advisory Council (Establishment) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Tenure and removal from office

6.—(1) Each member of the Council–

(a)shall be appointed by the Scottish Ministers for such period as is specified in the appointment;

(b)may, by giving notice in writing to the Scottish Ministers, resign as a member;

(c)in other respects, shall hold and vacate office on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine;

(d)after ceasing to hold office shall be eligible for re-appointment as a member.

(2) The Scottish Ministers may by notice in writing remove a member from office if satisfied that the member–

(i)is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;

(ii)has been absent, without the permission of the Scottish Ministers, from all meetings of the Council and any of its committees to which the member has been appointed, for a period longer than six consecutive months; or

(iii)has become otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the member’s functions as a member or is unsuitable to continue as a member,

and thereupon the office shall become vacant.

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