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Criminal Appeal Act 1995

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6(1)The arrangements for the procedure of the Commission (including the quorum for meetings) shall be such as the Commission may determine.E+W+N.I.

(2)The arrangements may provide for the discharge, under the general direction of the Commission, of any function of the Commission—

(a)in the case of a function specified in sub-paragraph (3), by a committee consisting of not fewer than three members of the Commission, and

(b)in any other case, by any committee of, or by one or more of the members or employees of, the Commission.

(3)The functions referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(a) are—

(a)making a reference to a court under any of sections 9 to 12,

(b)reporting to the Court of Appeal under section 15(4),

(c)giving to the Secretary of State a statement under section 16(1)(b),

[F1(ca)giving to the Minister in charge of the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland a statement under section 16(2A)(b), and]

(d)requiring the appointment of an investigating officer under section 19.

(4)The validity of any proceedings of the Commission (or of any committee of the Commission) shall not be affected by—

(a)any vacancy among the members of the Commission or in the office of chairman of the Commission, or

(b)any defect in the appointment of any person as a member of the Commission or as chairman of the Commission.

(5)Where—

(a)a document or other material has been produced to the Commission under section 17, or they have been given access to a document or other material under that section, and the Commission have taken away the document or other material (or a copy of it), and

(b)the person who produced the document or other material to the Commission, or gave them access to it, has notified the Commission that he considers that its disclosure to others may be contrary to the interests of national security,

the Commission shall, after consulting that person, deal with the document or material (or copy) in a manner appropriate for safeguarding the interests of national security.

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