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Members and staffU.K.

3MembersU.K.

(1)The Board is to consist of executive and non-executive members.

(2)The non-executive members are to be—

(a)the chairman, appointed by Her Majesty, and

(b)at least five other persons appointed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

(3)Before appointing any person under subsection (2)(b) the Minister for the Cabinet Office must consult the chairman.

(4)The persons appointed under subsection (2)(b) must include—

(a)one person who is appointed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office after consulting the Scottish Ministers,

(b)one person who is appointed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office after consulting the Welsh Ministers, and

(c)one person who is appointed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office after consulting the Department of Finance and Personnel for Northern Ireland.

(5)The Minister for the Cabinet Office may, after consulting the chairman, designate one of the non-executive members appointed under subsection (2)(b) as deputy chairman.

(6)The executive members are to be—

(a)the National Statistician (see section 5), and

(b)two other employees of the Board, appointed by the non-executive members.

(7)A person may not be both a non-executive member of the Board and an employee of the Board.

Commencement Information

I1S. 3 in force at 1.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3388, art. 2(a)

4Non-executive membersU.K.

(1)A non-executive member of the Board is to be appointed—

(a)for at least one and no more than five years, and

(b)on such other terms and conditions as the person making the appointment thinks fit.

(2)A non-executive member is to hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms and conditions of his appointment, subject as follows.

(3)A non-executive member may resign at any time by notice in writing to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

(4)The person appointing a non-executive member may dismiss him by notice in writing on the grounds that—

(a)the member has been absent from meetings of the Board without permission of the Board for a period of more than three months,

(b)the member is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order [F1or an interim bankruptcy restrictions order, or a debt relief restrictions order or interim debt relief restrictions order under Schedule 4ZB of the Insolvency Act 1986],

(c)the member has had his estate sequestrated in Scotland or, under Scots law, has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors,

(d)the member is unfit for office by reason of misconduct,

(e)the member has failed to comply with the terms of his appointment, or

(f)the member is otherwise unable, unfit or unwilling to perform his functions.

(5)Where—

(a)a non-executive member ceases to be a member otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office, and

(b)it appears to the Minister for the Cabinet Office that there are circumstances which make it right for him to receive compensation,

the Board may pay him compensation of an amount approved by the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

(6)A person who has ceased to be a non-executive member is eligible for re-appointment (on any number of occasions).

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Commencement Information

I2S. 4 in force at 1.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3388, art. 2(a)

5Executive members and other staffU.K.

(1)The Board is to have—

(a)an officer known as the National Statistician, and

(b)an officer known as the Head of Assessment.

(2)The National Statistician is to be—

(a)appointed by Her Majesty, and

(b)employed by the Board on the terms and conditions of his appointment (which may include provision relating to dismissal).

(3)The Head of Assessment is to be—

(a)appointed by the non-executive members of the Board, and

(b)employed by the Board on the terms and conditions of his appointment.

(4)The Board is to have such other employees as it may appoint.

(5)The persons appointed under subsection (4) are to be employed on the terms and conditions of their appointment.

(6)The Board may only appoint persons under subsection (4) with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service as to numbers and terms and conditions of employment.

(7)Service as an employee of the Board is service in the civil service of the State.

(8)The employees of the Board who are appointed members of the Board under section 3(6)(b) are to hold office as members in accordance with the terms and conditions of their appointment as members.

Commencement Information

I3S. 5 in force at 1.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3388, art. 2(a)

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