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Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1982

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5Chairman of Commission

In Schedule 1 to the said Act of 1959 there shall be inserted after paragraph 2 the following new paragraphs—

2AIf the Secretary of State is satisfied that the chairman of the Commission—

(a)has had his estate sequestrated or has made a trust deed for behoof of his creditors or a composition contract with his creditors;

(b)is incapacitated by reason of physical or mental illness ;

(c)has been absent from meetings of the Commission for a period of more than 3 consecutive months without the permission of the Commission or of the Secretary of State ; or

(d)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member of the Commission, or is unsuitable to continue as the chairman,

the Secretary of State shall have power to remove him from his said office.

2BWhere a person ceases to be chairman of the Commission otherwise than on, the expiry of his term of office and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for that person to receive compensation, the Secretary of State may make to that person a payment of such amount as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.

2CThe Secretary of State may make such provision, if any, as he may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine for the payment of pensions to or in respect of chairmen of the Commission..

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