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Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Act 2020


Section 33: Advisory Group

52.Subsection (1) of section 33 requires the Commissioner to establish and maintain an advisory group. Under subsection (2) the purpose of the group is to give the Commissioner advice and information about matters relating to the Commissioner’s functions. Subsection (3) provides that the members of the group are to be chosen by the Commissioner. However, this is subject to the proviso that it is for the SPCB to approve the number of members of the group and the persons to be appointed as members. Subsection (4) allows the Commissioner to pay members of the group such remuneration and allowances as the Commissioner, with the approval of the SPCB, determines. Subsection (5) makes it clear that the procedure of the group is to be such as the Commissioner determines.

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