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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 6: Number and appointment of members

11.This section sets out the number of members FSS can have – between 4 and 8 - (which includes a chair) and lists certain office-holders who are automatically excluded from being a member. Members are appointed by the Scottish Ministers for such a period and under such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine. Members will normally be referred to collectively as “the board”. The Scottish Ministers may assign one of the members to deputise for the chair which includes giving that member the function of chairing the board during any period where a chair has not been appointed. Subsection (3) specifies that during a recruitment process to appoint members, equal opportunity requirements must be followed.

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