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British Museum Act 1963

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(1)There shall be a Director of the British Museum, who shall be a person appointed by the Trustees with the approval of the Prime Minister and shall hold office on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Treasury may direct, and who shall be responsible to the Trustees for the care of all property in their possession and for the general administration of the Museum.

(2)The Trustees may, subject to the consent of the Treasury as to numbers and conditions of service, appoint such other officers and servants as the Trustees think fit; and there shall be paid to the Director and to officers and servants so appointed such salaries, allowances and other remuneration as the Treasury may determine.

(3)For the purposes of pensions and other superannuation benefits—

(a)service in an established capacity in the employment of the Trustees shall, where the person in question has been admitted into that employment with a certificate from the Civil Service Commissioners, be treated as service in the permanent civil service of the State within the meaning of section 17 of the Superannuation Act 1859; and

(b)service in the employment of the Trustees in any other case shall be treated as service in the civil service of the State not falling within the said section 17.

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