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Social Security Administration Act 1992

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1(1)Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the President and the regional and other full-time chairmen of social security appeal tribunals, medical appeal tribunals and disability appeal tribunals shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of their appointment.

(2)Commissioners, the President and the full-time chairmen shall vacate their offices at the end of the completed year of service in which they attain the age of 72.

(3)Where the Lord Chancellor considers it desirable in the public interest to retain a Commissioner, the President or a full-time chairman in office after the time at which he would be required by sub-paragraph (2) above to vacate it, the Lord Chancellor may from time to time authorise his continuance in office until any date not later than that on which he attains the age of 75.

(4)A Commissioner, the President and a full-time chairman may be removed from office by the Lord Chancellor on the ground of incapacity or misbehaviour.

(5)Where the Lord Chancellor proposes to exercise a power conferred on him by sub-paragraph (3) or (4) above, it shall be his duty to consult the Lord Advocate with respect to the proposal.

(6)Nothing in sub-paragraph (2) or (3) above or in section 13 or 32 of the [1981 c. 20.] Judicial Pensions Act 1981 (which relate to pensions for Commissioners) shall apply to a person by virtue of his appointment in pursuance of section 52(2) above.

(7)Nothing in sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above applies to a Commissioner appointed before 23rd May 1980.

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