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Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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Tenure of office of Commissioners

3(1)A Commissioner shall hold and vacate his office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

(2)A person shall not be appointed a Commissioner for more than five years.

(3)With the consent of the Commissioner concerned, the Secretary of State may alter the terms of an appointment so as to make a full-time Commissioner into a part-time Commissioner or vice versa, or for any other purpose.

(4)A Commissioner may resign by notice to the Secretary of State.

(5)The Secretary of State may terminate the appointment of a Commissioner if satisfied that—

(a)without the consent of the Commission, he failed to attend the meetings of the Commission during a continuous period of six months beginning not earlier than nine months before the termination ; or

(b)he is an undischarged bankrupt, or has made an arrangement with his creditors, or is insolvent within the meaning of paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 3 to the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 ; or

(c)he is by reason of physical or mental illness, or for any other reason, incapable of carrying out his duties.

(6)Past service as a Commissioner is no bar to re-appointment.

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