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Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Paragraph 3: Tenure and removal from office

212.Paragraph 3 provides for the appointment and vacation of office for Commission members. Members are to be appointed by the Scottish Ministers, who will also determine their terms and conditions. Sub-paragraph (2) provides that Ministers may remove ordinary members from office; and that the Commission may remove the chief executive from office with the approval of Ministers. Removal from office under this paragraph of members or the chief executive may only happen under certain specified circumstances, such as bankruptcy, incapacity by physical or mental illness, prolonged absence from Commission meetings without permission, or otherwise being unable, or unfit to discharge the functions of a member or unsuitable to continue as a member.

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