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National Lottery Act 1998

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Tenure of office

3(1)Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a person shall hold and vacate office as chairman or trustee of NESTA in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

(2)The Secretary of State shall not appoint a person to hold office as a trustee of NESTA for a term of more than five years.

(3)A chairman or trustee of NESTA may at any time resign his office by notice in writing addressed to the Secretary of State.

(4)A trustee of NESTA may be removed from office by the Secretary of State on the ground that—

(a)he has been absent for a period longer than three consecutive months from meetings of NESTA, or of any committee of NESTA, without NESTA’s consent,

(b)a bankruptcy order has been made against him, or his estate has been sequestrated, or he has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors, or

(c)he is unable or unfit to discharge the functions of his office.

(5)If a chairman of NESTA ceases to be a trustee of NESTA he shall also cease to be chairman.

(6)A person who ceases, otherwise than by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) above, to be a trustee or chairman of NESTA shall be eligible for re-appointment.

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