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Plant Varieties Act 1997

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2(1)The Lord Chancellor shall appoint a person to be chairman of the Tribunal for the purpose of proceedings brought before them in England and Wales.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A person may only be appointed under this paragraph if he has a seven year general qualification, within the meaning of section 71 of the M1Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.

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3(1)The Lord President of the Court of Session shall appoint a person to be chairman of the Tribunal for the purpose of proceedings brought before them in Scotland.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A person may only be appointed under this paragraph if he is an advocate or solicitor in Scotland of at least 7 years’ standing.

4(1)The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland shall appoint a person to be chairman of the Tribunal for the purpose of proceedings brought before them in Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A person may only be appointed under this paragraph if he is a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland or solicitor of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland of at least 7 years’ standing.

5(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, a person’s appointment under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above shall be for such term as the appointing authority may determine before the person’s appointment.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)No appointment of a person under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above shall be such as to extend beyond the day on which he attains the age of 70.

(3)A person who ceases to hold office under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(4)A person may resign his appointment under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above by notice in writing to the appointing authority.

(5)The appointing authority may revoke a person’s appointment under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above if satisfied that the person is unfit to continue in office or incapable of discharging his duties.

(6)Sub-paragraph (2) above is subject to section 26(4) to (6) of the M2Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (power to authorise continuance in office up to the age of 75).

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6(1)In the case of the temporary absence or inability to act of a person appointed under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above, the appointing authority may appoint another person to act as deputy for that person.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A person may only be appointed to act as deputy for a person appointed under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above if he has the qualification required for appointment under that paragraph.

(3)A person appointed under sub-paragraph (1) above shall, when acting as deputy for a person appointed under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 above, have all the functions of that person.

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