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National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972

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42Appointment of Commissioner and tenure of office

(1)For the purpose of conducting investigations in accordance with the following provisions of this Part of this Act, there shall be appointed a Commissioner, to be known as the Health Service Commissioner for Scotland.

(2)Her Majesty may, by Letters Patent, from time to time appoint a person to be the Commissioner, and any person so appointed shall, subject to subsection (3) below, hold office during good behaviour.

(3)A person appointed to be the Commissioner may be relieved of office by Her Majesty at his own request, or may be removed from office by Her Majesty in consequence of Addresses from both Houses of Parliament, and shall in any case vacate office on completing the year of service in which he attains the age of sixty-five years.

(4)The Commissioner shall not be a member of the House of Commons, or of the Senate or House of Commons of Northern Ireland, and accordingly—

(a)in Part III of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957, there shall be inserted, at the appropriate point in alphabetical order, the entry

The Health Service Commissioner for Scotland; and

(b)the like amendment shall be made in the Part substituted for the said Part III by Schedule 3 to that Act in its application to the Senate and House of Commons of Northern Ireland.

(5)The Commissioner shall not be a member of a body subject to investigation or any management committee thereof.

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