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Investigatory Powers Act 2016

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245Technical Advisory Board
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(1)There is to continue to be a Technical Advisory Board consisting of such number of persons appointed by the Secretary of State as the Secretary of State may by regulations provide.

(2)The regulations providing for the membership of the Technical Advisory Board must also make provision which is calculated to ensure—

(a)that the membership of the Board includes persons likely effectively to represent the interests of persons on whom obligations may be imposed by virtue of retention notices under Part 4, national security notices under section 252 or technical capability notices under section 253,

(b)that the membership of the Board includes persons likely effectively to represent the interests of persons entitled to apply for warrants under Part 2, 5, 6 or 7 or authorisations under Part 3,

(c)that such other persons (if any) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate may be appointed to be members of the Board, and

(d)that the Board is so constituted as to produce a balance between the representation of the interests mentioned in paragraph (a) and the representation of those mentioned in paragraph (b).

(3)Regulations under this section may also make provision about quorum and the filling of vacancies.

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