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Copyright Act 1956

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23Establishment of tribunal

(1)There shall be established a tribunal, to be called the Performing Right Tribunal (in this Act referred to as " the tribunal"), for the purpose of exercising the jurisdiction conferred by the provisions of this Part of this Act.

(2)The tribunal shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Lord Chancellor, who shall be a barrister, advocate or solicitor of not less than seven years' standing or a person who has held judicial office, and of not less than two nor more than four other members appointed by the Board of Trade.

(3)A person shall be disqualified for being appointed, or being, a member of the tribunal so long as he is a member of the Commons House of Parliament, or of the Senate or House of Commons of Northern Ireland.

(4)The provisions of the Fourth Schedule to this Act shall have effect with respect to the tribunal.

(5)There shall be paid to the members of the tribunal such remuneration (whether by way of salaries or fees), and such allowances, as the Board of Trade, with the approval of the Treasury, may determine in the case of those members respectively.

(6)The Board of Trade may appoint such officers and servants of the tribunal as the Board, with the approval of the Treasury as to numbers and remuneration, may determine.

(7)The remuneration and allowances of members of the tribunal, the remuneration of any officers and servants appointed under the last preceding subsection, and such other expenses of the tribunal as the Board of Trade with the approval of the Treasury may determine; shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament.

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