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Justice and Security Act 2013

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1(1)Subject as follows, a person appointed as a member of the ISC during a Parliament holds office for the duration of that Parliament.

(2)A member of the ISC vacates office if—

(a)the person ceases to be a member of the House of Parliament by virtue of which the person is a member of the ISC,

(b)the person becomes a Minister of the Crown, or

(c)a resolution for the person’s removal is passed in the House of Parliament by virtue of which the person is a member of the ISC.

(3)A member of the ISC may resign at any time by notice given to—

(a)the Chair of the ISC, or

(b)in the case of the member who is the Chair of the ISC, the Speaker of the House of Parliament by virtue of which the person is a member of the ISC.

(4)A person who ceases to be a member of the ISC is eligible for reappointment.

(5)Section 1(2) does not affect the validity of anything done between the occurrence of a vacancy and the vacancy being filled.

(6)Anything which, immediately before the end of a Parliament, is in the process of being done or omitted to be done by or in relation to the ISC may be continued by or in relation to the ISC in the new Parliament.

(7)Anything done or omitted to be done by or in relation to the ISC in a Parliament (or treated as so done or omitted) is, if in force or effective immediately before the end of that Parliament, to have effect as if done or omitted by or in relation to the ISC in the new Parliament so far as that is required for continuing its effect in that Parliament.

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