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Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

Paragraph 4 – Term of office and tenure

67.This provides that the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland will hold office for a term determined by the Parliament which will not exceed 5 years, and for no more than 3 periods of office, with, as sub-paragraph (2)(b)states, appointment for a third term only if it is desirable in the public interest. The Commissioner may resign and may be removed from office. The Parliamentary corporation will determine the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ other terms and conditions.

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