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Child Support Act 1991

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22Child Support Commissioners

(1)Her Majesty may from time to time appoint a Chief Child Support Commissioner and such number of other Child Support Commissioners as she may think fit.

(2)The Chief Child Support Commissioner and the other Child Support Commissioners shall be appointed from among persons who—

(a)have a 10 year general qualification; or

(b)are advocates or solicitors in Scotland of 10 years' standing.

(3)The Lord Chancellor, after consulting the Lord Advocate, may make such regulations with respect to proceedings before Child Support Commissioners as he considers appropriate.

(4)The regulations—

(a)may, in particular, make any provision of a kind mentioned in section 21(3); and

(b)shall provide that any hearing before a Child Support Commissioner shall be in public except in so far as the Commissioner for special reasons directs otherwise.

(5)Schedule 4 shall have effect with respect to Child Support Commissioners.

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