Disability Rights Commission Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 2
 
  ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONERS
     1. - (1) The Commission may, with the approval of the Secretary of State, appoint one or more individuals as additional commissioners for the purposes of a formal investigation.
 
      (2) An additional commissioner is not the servant or agent of the Crown.
 
     2. - (1) An additional commissioner shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment (and may be re-appointed).
 
      (2) The Commission may not alter the terms of appointment of an additional commissioner except with his consent and the approval of the Secretary of State.
 
     3. The Commission may-
 
 
    (a) pay such remuneration or expenses to any additional commissioner as the Secretary of State may determine, and
 
    (b) pay, or make provision for the payment of, such sums by way of pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any additional commissioner as the Secretary of State may determine.
     4. - (1) An additional commissioner may resign by notice in writing to the Commission.
 
      (2) The Commission may, with the approval of the Secretary of State, terminate the appointment of an additional commissioner if satisfied that-
 
 
    (a) without reasonable excuse he has failed to carry out his duties during a continuous period of three months beginning not earlier than six months before the termination;
 
    (b) he has become bankrupt, has had his estate sequestrated or has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors; or
 
    (c) he is otherwise unable or unfit to carry out his duties.
      (3) The appointment of an additional commissioner shall otherwise terminate at the conclusion of the investigation for which he was appointed.
 
     5. If the Secretary of State determines that there are special circumstances which make it right that a person who has ceased to be an additional commissioner should receive compensation, the Secretary of State may direct the Commission to pay that person such sum by way of compensation as the Secretary of State may determine.
 
 
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