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1(1)The members of the Commission, of whom there shall be not more than 15, shall be appointed by the Secretary of State, and he shall appoint one of them to be chairman and one to be deputy chairman.E+W
(2)Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a member of the Commission, and the chairman and deputy chairman, shall hold and vacate office as such in accordance with the terms of his appointment.
(3)If the chairman or deputy chairman of the Commission ceases to be a member of the Commission, he shall also cease to be chairman or deputy chairman.
(4)A member of the Commission may, by notice in writing addressed to the Secretary of State, resign his membership, and the chairman or deputy chairman may, by the like notice, resign his office as such.
(5)If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a member of the Commission—
(a)has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with his creditors, or
(b)is incapacitated by physical or mental illness, or
(c)has been absent from meetings of the Commission for a period longer than 3 consecutive months without the permission of the Commission, or
(d)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member, or is unsuitable to continue as a member,
the Secretary of State may remove him from his office as a member of the Commission.
(6)A member of the Commission who ceases to be a member or ceases to be chairman or deputy chairman shall be eligible for re-appointment.
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