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Social Security Administration Act 1992

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43Constitution of disability appeal tribunals

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

(2)Of the members of a tribunal other than the chairman, one shall be drawn from the panel mentioned in subsection (3) of section 42 above.

(3)The other shall be drawn from the panel mentioned in subsection (4) of that section.

(4)The President shall nominate the chairman.

(5)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.

(6)No person shall be appointed chairman of a tribunal under subsection (5)(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.

(7)In summoning members of a panel to serve on a tribunal, the clerk to the tribunal shall have regard to the desirability of at least one of the members of the tribunal being a disabled person.

(8)If practicable, at least one of the members of the tribunal shall be of the same sex as the claimant.

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

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