Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

Prospective

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1(1)SOCA shall consist of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a chairman,

(b)such number of ex-officio members as SOCA may from time to time determine, and

(c)such number of other members (“ordinary members”) as the Secretary of State may so determine.

(2)The following limits apply for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)the number of ex-officio members determined under sub-paragraph (1)(b) must not at any time exceed such number as may for the time being be specified by the Secretary of State,

(b)the number of ordinary members determined under sub-paragraph (1)(c) must not at any time be less than the number of ex-officio members for the time being determined under sub-paragraph (1)(b), and

(c)the total of the numbers determined under sub-paragraph (1)(b) and (c) must not at any time be less than four.

(3)The chairman and the ordinary members are to be appointed by the Secretary of State.

(4)Before appointing a person to hold office as chairman the Secretary of State must consult the Scottish Ministers.

(5)For the purposes of this Schedule the “ex-officio members” are—

(a)the Director-General of SOCA (see paragraph 9), and

(b)such other employees of SOCA as may for the time being be appointed by the Director General after consulting the chairman.

(6)References in any enactment to members of SOCA are (unless the context otherwise requires) references to any of its members mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).