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The Quality Meat Scotland Order 2008

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Board members' terms of office and removal from office

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3.—(1) The members of Quality Meat Scotland shall hold office for such term not exceeding four years as the Scottish Ministers may decide.

(2) A member may resign by giving written notice to the Scottish Ministers.

(3) The Scottish Ministers may remove a member who has–

(a)been absent from meetings of Quality Meat Scotland for a period of longer than 6 months without the permission of Quality Meat Scotland;

(b)become bankrupt or has made an arrangement with creditors or has had any estate sequestrated in Scotland; or

(c)in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers become unable, unfit or unsuitable to carry out the duties required by Quality Meat Scotland.

(4) A person who ceases to be a member or ceases to be chairman or deputy chairman is eligible for reappointment to that office.

(5) A person ceases to be chairman or deputy chairman if–

(a)they resign that office by giving written notice to the Scottish Ministers;

(b)they cease to be a member; or

(c)their term of office expires.

(6) A member of the board must immediately disclose any direct or indirect interest in any contract or other matter proposed or discussed by the board.

(7) The disclosure must be recorded in the minutes of the board, and that member shall not take part after the disclosure in any deliberation or decision of the board on that contract, but may, nevertheless, be taken into account for the purpose of constituting a quorum of the board.

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