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4.—(1) On and after the new constitution date, the Authority shall consist of—
(a)45 eight persons appointed by the Authority; and
(b)the Chief Executive of the Authority.
(2) Each member appointed under paragraph (1)(a) above shall be a person who appears to the Authority to have special knowledge, experience or ability appropriate to the efficient, effective and economic discharge by the Authority of their functions including in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) special knowledge, experience or ability in one or more of the following matters—
(a)management of harbours;
(b)shipping or other forms of transport;
(c)usage of port facilities;
(d)industrial, commercial and financial matters including, in particular, but without prejudice to the foregoing, matters relating to the oil industry;
(f)the organisation of employees;
(g)the fishing industry;
(i)the laws relating to Scotland;
(m)environmental matters affecting harbours;
(o)local government and local community interests;
(p)any other skills and matters considered from time to time by the Authority to be relevant to the discharge by them of their functions;
and the Authority shall secure, so far as reasonably practicable, that the members appointed by them will, between them, have special knowledge, experience and ability in a broad and complementary range of matters relevant to the efficient, effective and economic discharge by them of their functions.
(3) In making an appointment under paragraph (1) above or article 8(1) below, the Authority shall act in accordance with any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers from time to time with respect to the exercise of such functions.
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