Membership, chair and deputy chairE+W+S+N.I.
1(1)The members of the Commission are to be—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)a chair appointed by the Secretary of State,
(b)a member appointed by the Scottish Ministers,
(c)a member appointed by the Welsh Ministers,
(d)a member appointed by the relevant Northern Ireland department, and
(e)such number of other members appointed by the Secretary of State as the Secretary of State may determine.
(2)Before appointing a member under sub-paragraph (1)(e), the Secretary of State must consult—
(a)the chair, and
(b)the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the relevant Northern Ireland department.
(3)The Commission may appoint one of the members as the deputy chair.
(4)The Secretary of State must have regard to the desirability of securing that the Commission (taken as a whole) has experience in or knowledge of—
(a)the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy relating to child poverty;
(b)research in connection with child poverty;
(c)work with children and families experiencing poverty.