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SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. The Low Pay Commission


1(1)The Low Pay Commission appointed under section 8(9) of this Act (in this Schedule referred to as “the Commission”) shall consist of a chairman and eight other members appointed by the Secretary of State.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In appointing members, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the desirability of securing that there is such a balance as the Secretary of State considers appropriate between—

(a)members with knowledge or experience of, or interest in, trade unions or matters relating to workers generally;

(b)members with knowledge or experience of, or interest in, employers’ associations or matters relating to employers generally; and

(c)members with other relevant knowledge or experience.

(3)Members shall hold and vacate office in accordance with their terms of appointment, subject to the following provisions.

(4)A member may resign his membership by giving notice to the Secretary of State.

(5)A person who ceases to be a member shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(6)The Secretary of State may by notice to the member concerned remove from office a member who—

(a)has become bankrupt, has made an arrangement with his creditors, has had his estate sequestrated, has granted a trust deed for his creditors or has made a composition contract with his creditors, or

(b)has been absent from two or more consecutive meetings of the Commission otherwise than for a reason approved by them, or

(c)is in the opinion of the Secretary of State unable or unfit to perform his duties as member.