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1(1)The Office is to consist of—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)a member to chair it, appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer with the consent of the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons,
(b)2 other members appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer after consultation with the member appointed under paragraph (a) and with the consent of that Committee, and
(c)not fewer than 2 members nominated by the Office and appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
(But see paragraph 3, which makes special provision about the appointment of the initial members of the Office.)
(2)A person may be appointed under sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b) only if the person has knowledge or experience likely to be relevant to the performance of the Office's duty under section 4.
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