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Northern Ireland Act 1998

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Section 91(1).

SCHEDULE 11Tribunal established under section 91

Introductory

1In this Schedule “the Tribunal” means the tribunal established under section 91.

Members

2(1)The Tribunal shall consist of such number of members appointed by the Lord Chancellor as he may determine.

(2)A member of the Tribunal shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment and shall, on ceasing to hold office, be eligible for re-appointment.

(3)A member of the Tribunal may resign his office at any time by notice in writing to the Lord Chancellor.

Chairman

3(1)The Lord Chancellor shall appoint one of the members of the Tribunal to be its chairman.

(2)The chairman may nominate a member as deputy chairman to act in his absence.

(3)A member may not be appointed as chairman or nominated as deputy chairman, unless he holds, or has held, office as a judge of the High Court, the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, the Court of Appeal or the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland.

(4)The chairman may resign his office at any time by notice in writing to the Lord Chancellor.

Payments to members

4(1)The Lord Chancellor may pay to the members of the Tribunal such remuneration and allowances as he may determine.

(2)The Lord Chancellor may, if he thinks fit in the case of any member of the Tribunal pay such pension, allowance or gratuity to or in respect of the member, or such sums towards the provision of such pension, allowance or gratuity, as he may determine.

(3)If a person ceases to be a member of the Tribunal and it appears to the Lord Chancellor that there are special circumstances which make it right that the person should receive compensation, he may pay to that person a sum of such amount as he may determine.

Proceedings

5The Tribunal shall sit at such times and in such places as the Lord Chancellor may direct.

6The Tribunal shall be deemed to be duly constituted if it consists of the chairman or deputy chairman and two or more other members.

7The chairman or, in his absence, the deputy chairman, shall preside at sittings of the Tribunal.

Staff

8The Lord Chancellor may appoint such officers and servants for the Tribunal as he thinks fit.

Expenses

9The Lord Chancellor shall defray the remuneration of persons appointed under paragraph 8 and such expenses of the Tribunal as he thinks fit.

Disqualification of Tribunal Members

10In Part II of Schedule 1 to the [1975 c. 24.] House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (bodies of which all members are disqualified) at the appropriate place insert— The Tribunal established under section 91 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

11In Part II of Schedule 1 to the [1975 c. 25.] Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (bodies of which all members are disqualified) at the appropriate place insert— The Tribunal established under section 91 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

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