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2 Appointment of members etc.E+W+S+N.I.

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(1)The Agency shall consist of a chairman and deputy chairman and not less than eight or more than twelve other members, of whom—

(a)one member shall be appointed by the National Assembly for Wales;

(b)two members shall be appointed by the Scottish Ministers;

(c)one member shall be appointed by the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland; and

(d)the others shall be appointed by the Secretary of State.

(2)The chairman and deputy chairman shall be appointed by the appropriate authorities acting jointly and, before appointing a person as one of the other members of the Agency the authority making the appointment shall consult the other appropriate authorities.

(3)Before appointing a person as chairman, deputy chairman or member of the Agency, the authorities or authority making the appointment shall—

(a)have regard to the desirability of securing that a variety of skills and experience is available among the members of the Agency (including experience in matters related to food safety or other interests of consumers in relation to food); and

(b)consider whether any person it is proposed to appoint has any financial or other interest which is likely to prejudice the exercise of his duties.

(4)Schedule 1 (constitution etc. of the Agency) has effect.

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