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1(1)There shall be such number of commissioners, not exceeding eight, as Her Majesty may from time to time determine.
(2)One of them shall be appointed as first Crown Estate Commissioner and another may, if Her Majesty sees fit, be appointed as second Crown Estate Commissioner.
(3)The first Crown Estate Commissioner shall be chairman of the Commissioners, and the second Crown Estate Commissioner, if any, deputy chairman.
(4)The commissioners shall be appointed by Her Majesty, by warrant under the Royal Sign Manual.
(5)A commissioner shall hold and vacate his office in accordance with the terms of his warrant of appointment, and on vacating his office shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(6)There shall be paid to each commissioner such salary as the Treasury may determine.
2(1)The Commissioners shall have an official seal, which shall be officially and judicially noticed.
(2)The Commissioners' seal shall be authenticated by the like signature as is required under sub-paragraph (3) below for documents which are to be signed on behalf or the Commissioners.
(3)Any document which is to be signed on behalf of the Commissioners shall be signed by a commissioner, or by a secretary of the office of the Commissioners, or by a person authorised by the Commissioners to act on behalf of a secretary of that 'office.
(4)Any document purporting to be sealed or signed in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been duly sealed or signed by or on behalf of the Commissioners without proof of the official character or handwriting of the person appearing to have authenticated the seal or signed the document.
3The Commissioners shall have power to (regulate their own procedure, and at meetings of the Commissioners the quorum shall be such as the Commissioners may from time to time determine.
4(1)The Commissioners may appoint, for employment in their office, such officers and servants as they may, with the approval of the Treasury as to numbers and conditions of service, determine.
(2)Where the Commissioners are empowered for the management of the Crown Estate to make appointments to the office of steward of a manor or to any other office, they may instead of making an appointment to that office depute any person appointed under sub-paragraph (1) above, or any person employed by theni in or in connection with the management of the Crown Estate, to discharge the functions of the office either generally or for a particular purpose or a .particular occasion.
5There shall continue to be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament the salaries of the commissioners and the expenses of their office, including the remuneration of persons appointed by them under sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 4 above.
6In relation to any order or regulations made by the Commissioners under this Act, the Documentary Evidence Act, 1868, as amended by the Documentary Evidence Act, 1882, shall apply as if in the Schedule to the Act of 1868 the Commissioners were included in the first column, and any person authorised under paragraph 2 above to sign documents on behalf of the Commissioners were mentioned in the second column.
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