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Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019

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44Further appointment to membershipS

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(1)The 1993 Act is amended as follows.

(2)After paragraph 2D of schedule 2 there is inserted—

2DA(1)A person who has been a member of the Parole Board is eligible for appointment to the membership on a subsequent occasion.

(2)The exception to this is where the person's membership has previously ceased by virtue of—

(a)paragraph 2C, or

(b)paragraph 2D..

(3)Paragraphs 2E to 2H of schedule 2 are repealed.

(4)After paragraph 2H of schedule 2 there is inserted—

Automatic reappointment

2HA(1)A member of the Parole Board is to be reappointed to the membership on the expiry of the period of the member's appointment, unless—

(a)in any case, sub-paragraph (2) applies, or

(b)where the member is not the chairperson, sub-paragraph (3) applies.

(2)This sub-paragraph applies if the member has declined to be reappointed.

(3)This sub-paragraph applies if the Scottish Ministers have accepted a recommendation made to them by the chairperson that the other member should not be reappointed.

(4)A recommendation of that kind may be made to the Scottish Ministers only if the chairperson is satisfied that—

(a)the other member has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions of membership by which the member is bound, or

(b)the number of members required for the Board to carry out its functions is such that the services of the other member are no longer needed.

(5)The instrument of appointment of the member may be annotated or reissued so as to show that the member is reappointed under sub-paragraph (1).

2HB(1)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply in connection with paragraph 2HA(1).

(2)The reference in paragraph 2HA(1) to the period of the appointment includes each period of reappointment under that paragraph.

(3)In addition—

(a)the provisions of paragraphs 1 to 2D apply in relation to reappointment under paragraph 2HA(1) as well as applying otherwise, and

(b)the references in paragraphs 1 to 2D to appointment are so far as necessary for this purpose to be read as including reappointment,

which in particular means that reappointment is for 5 years at a time..

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I1S. 44 in force at 31.12.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/417, reg. 2 (with reg. 3)

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