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Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

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[F14(1)In appointing members of the Commission, the Scottish Ministers must—S

(a)ensure—

(i)that each person appointed has knowledge of crofting;

(ii)where sub-paragraph (2) applies, that at least one person appointed can speak the Gaelic language; and

(iii)where sub-paragraph (3) applies, that at least one person appointed appears to Ministers to represent the interests of landlords of crofts; and

(b)be satisfied that no person appointed has any financial or other interest that would be likely to affect prejudicially the exercise by that person of the functions of a member.

(2)This sub-paragraph applies where none of the elected members can speak the Gaelic language.

(3)This sub-paragraph applies where the Scottish Ministers consider that none of the elected members represents the interests of landlords of crofts.

(4)The fact that a person is—

(a)a crofter;

(b)a landlord of a croft;

(c)an owner-occupier of a croft;

(d)a cottar; or

(e)a member of the family of any such person,

does not of itself constitute an interest mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b).

(5)No person may be appointed as a member of the Commission if that person is, or has at any time during the previous year been, a member of—

(a)the House of Commons;

(b)the Scottish Parliament;

(c)the European Parliament.]

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F1Sch. 1 substituted (1.10.2011 for specified purposes, 1.4.2012 in force in so far as not already in force) by Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 14), s. 57(2), sch. 1 (with s. 57(4)); S.S.I. 2011/334, art. 3, sch. Pt. 1 (with arts. 4 5(1) 8); S.S.I. 2011/334, art. 3, sch. Pt. 2 (with arts. 4 5(3))

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