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Scotland Act 2012

Section 16: BBC Trust member for Scotland

57.This section inserts new section 90A into the 1998 Act, requiring a Minister of the Crown to obtain the agreement of the Scottish Ministers before making a recommendation for the appointment to the BBC Trust of the ordinary member who will hold the Scottish post. This process is governed by the Royal Charter for the continuance of the British Broadcasting Corporation, which requires that one of the ordinary members of the Trust be designated as the Trust member for Scotland.

58.Appointments to the BBC Trust and the designation of members are made by Her Majesty by Order in Council, in accordance with articles 13 and 14 of the Charter. The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport makes the recommendation of who should be appointed by Order in Council to the BBC Trust, including the ordinary member who holds the Scottish post.

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