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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

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Section 18.

SCHEDULE 1Provisions as to Parole Board and local review committees

The Parole Board

1The Parole Board shall include among its members—

(a)a person who holds or has held judicial office;

(b)a registered medical practitioner who is a psychiatrist;

(c)a person appearing to the Secretary of State to have knowledge and experience of the supervision or after-care of discharged prisoners; and

(d)a person appearing to the Secretary of State to have made a study of the causes of delinquency or the treatment of offenders.

2A person appointed to be a member of the Parole Board shall hold and vacate office under the terms of the instrument by which he is appointed, but may at any time resign his office; and a person who ceases to hold office as a member of the Parole Board shall be eligible for reappointment.

3There shall be paid to the members of the Board such remuneration and allowances as the Secretary of State may with the consent of the Treasury determine.

4The expenses of the Board under the last foregoing paragraph and any other expenses incurred by the Board in discharging its functions under section 18 of this Act shall be defrayed by the Secretary of State out of moneys provided by Parliament.

5The Board shall as soon as practicable after the end of each year make to the Secretary of State a report on the performance of its functions during that year, and the Secretary of State shall lay a copy of each report so made before Parliament.

Local review committees

6The Secretary of State may out of moneys provided by Parliament pay to members of local review committees, and to persons assisting in or concerned with the carrying out of the functions of any such committee, travelling or other allowances in accordance with such scales as may be determined by him with the consent of the Treasury, and may out of such moneys defray any other expenses of such committees to such amount as may be so determined.

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