4(1)There shall be a chief officer of the Commission who shall be appointed by the Commission with the approval of the Secretary of State.E+W
(2)The chief officer shall be responsible to the Commission for the general exercise of the Commission’s functions.
(3)The Commission may appoint such other employees as the Commission think fit.
(4)The Commission shall pay to their employees such remuneration and allowances as the Commission may determine.
(5)The employees shall be appointed on such other terms and conditions as the Commission may determine.
(6)The Commission may pay such pensions, allowances or gratuities as they may determine to or in respect of any of their employees, make such payments as they may determine towards the provision of pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any of their employees or provide and maintain such schemes as they may determine (whether contributory or not) for the payment of pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any of their employees.
(7)The references in sub-paragraph (6) to pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any employees include references to pensions, allowances or gratuities by way of compensation to or in respect of employees who suffer loss of office or employment.
(8)A determination under sub-paragraph (4), (5) or (6) is ineffective unless made with the approval of the Secretary of State given with the Treasury’s consent.