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SCHEDULES

1THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION FOR POLICE COMPLAINTS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

PART IGENERAL

Members

3.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a person shall hold an office to which he is appointed under paragraph 1 in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

(2) A person shall not be appointed to such an office for more than 3 years at a time.

(3) A person may at any time resign such an office.

(4) The Secretary of State may at any time remove a person from such an office if satisfied that—

(a)he has without reasonable excuse failed to carry out his duties for a continuous period of 3 months beginning not earlier than 6 months before that time; or

(b)he has been convicted of a criminal offence; or

(c)he has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with his creditors; or

(d)he is incapacitated by physical or mental illness; or

(e)he is otherwise unable or unfit to perform his duties.

(5) A person who has resigned such an office or whose term of office has expired shall be eligible for re-appointment.

4.  The Secretary of State may pay, or make such payments towards the provision of, such remuneration, pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of persons appointed to office under paragraph 1 or any of them as, with the consent of the Treasury, he may determine.

5.  Where a person ceases to hold such an office otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office, and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for that person to receive compensation, the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, direct the Commission to make to that person a payment of such amount as, with the consent of the Treasury, the Secretary of State may determine.

6.  In part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act[1975 c. 25] 1975 (bodies of which all members are disqualified) there shall be inserted at the appropriate place in alphabetical order—