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

General provisions

Schedule 3 -The Advisory Council

Paragraphs 1 and 2 - Status

80.Paragraphs 1 and 2 give the status of the new body. The new body will be a body corporate and as such will have legal personality.

Paragraph 3 – Membership

81.Paragraph 3 sets out the essential elements of the constitution of the new body. The new body will consist of such members as the Scottish Ministers may appoint. The Scottish Ministers will appoint one member as a chair. All appointments will be subject to the appropriate terms and conditions, including length of appointment.

Paragraph 4 – Allowances etc.

82.Paragraph 4provides for allowances to be paid to the chair and members of the new body and for remuneration to be paid to the chair.

Paragraph 5 – Proceedings

83.Paragraph 5lays down a framework for the proceedings of the new body. The new body will, within these limits, be able to set down its own procedures.

Paragraph 6 – Reports

84.Paragraph 6 sets out the annual report which should be prepared by the new body.

Paragraph 7 – Functions: supplementary provision

85.Paragraph 7gives the new body powers to enter into contracts and other commercial arrangements in connection with its functions.

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