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Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

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37Membership and proceedings of panels

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(1)The members of a panel must include—

(a)the responsible local authority;

(b)the chief officer of police for a police area the whole or any part of which is in the area of that authority.

(2)Each of those members must appoint a person to represent them on the panel; and the representative must be a person whom the member concerned considers to have the required skills and experience.

(3)Where more than one chief officer of police comes within subsection (1)(b), a person may represent more than one of the chief officers; but at any meeting of the panel at which an identified individual is to be discussed there must be a person present from the police force for the area in which the individual resides to act as the representative.

(4)A panel may also include such other persons as the responsible local authority considers appropriate (whether generally or in the case of a particular identified individual).

(5)The chair of a panel is the responsible local authority; but where more than one local authority is the responsible local authority, the authorities may determine that one (or more) of them is to be the chair.

(6)If a panel cannot reach a unanimous decision on a question arising before it, the question must be decided—

(a)according to the opinion of the majority of the panel, or

(b)if there is no majority opinion, by the chair.

(7)Subject to subsection (6), a panel may determine its own procedure.

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