Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

Prospective

Restriction on period of office for former member of old commissionE+W+S+N.I.

29(1)This paragraph applies if a person who is a Commissioner is a former member of the old commission.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The period for which the person is to hold office (apart from this sub-paragraph) is reduced so far as necessary to ensure compliance with the five year rule.

(3)The five year rule is that the total of the following must not exceed five years—

(a)the period or periods for which the person holds office as Commissioner, and

(b)the period or periods for which the person is a member of the old commission.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3)(a) and (b) does not include any period for which the person is also Her Majesty's Commissioner for Public Appointments.

(5)Sub-paragraph (3)(b) does not include any period for which the person is also head of the old commission.