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Social Security Administration Act 1992

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41Constitution of social security appeal tribunals

(1)A social security appeal tribunal shall consist of a chairman and two other persons.

(2)The members other than the chairman shall be drawn from the appropriate panel constituted under section 40 above.

(3)The President shall nominate the chairman.

(4)The President may nominate as chairman—

(a)himself;

(b)one of the full-time chairmen appointed under section 51(1) below; or

(c)a person drawn from the panel appointed by the Lord Chancellor or, as the case may be, the Lord President of the Court of Session under section 7 of the [1971 c. 62.] Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971.

(5)No person shall be appointed chairman of a tribunal under subsection (4)(c) above unless he has a 5 year general qualification or he is an advocate or solicitor in Scotland of at least 5 years' standing.

(6)If practicable, at least one of the members of the appeal tribunal hearing a case shall be of the same sex as the claimant.

(7)Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect for supplementing this section.

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