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Housing (Scotland) Act 1988

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4(1)The members of Scottish Homes shall be—

(a)not more than 9 persons appointed by the Secretary of State; and

(b)its chief executive (whose membership shall be ex officio).

(2)The Secretary of State shall—

(a)satisfy himself, before he appoints a person to be a member, that that person will have no such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially the performance of his functions as a member; and

(b)satisfy himself from time to time with respect to each member that he has no such interest,

and a person who is a member or whom the Secretary of State proposes to appoint as a member shall, whenever requested by the Secretary of State to do so, furnish the Secretary of State with such information as he may consider necessary for the purpose of carrying out his duty under this paragraph.

5(1)The members of Scottish Homes (other than the chief executive) shall, subject to the following provisions, hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of their appointment.

(2)A member may resign his membership by written notice to the Secretary of State.

(3)The Secretary of State may remove a member from office if he is satisfied that that member—

(a)has been adjudged bankrupt, or made an arrangement with his creditors, or had his estate sequestrated, or granted a trust deed for his creditors or a composition contract;

(b)is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;

(c)has been absent from meetings of Scottish Homes for a period longer than 3 consecutive months without the permission of Scottish Homes;

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

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