Immigration and Asylum Bill - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 9
 
  ASYLUM SUPPORT ADJUDICATORS
 
Adjudicators
     1. - (1) The Secretary of State must-
 
 
    (a) appoint such number of adjudicators as he considers necessary;
 
    (b) appoint one of the adjudicators to be the Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator; and
 
    (c) appoint one of the adjudicators to be the Deputy Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator ("the Deputy").
      (2) The adjudicators are to exercise their functions under the direction of the Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator.
 
      (3) The Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator is to have such other functions as the Secretary of State may from time to time direct.
 
      (4) During any vacancy in the office of Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator, or at any time when he is unable to discharge his functions, the Deputy may act in his place.
 
 
Terms and conditions of appointment
     2. - (1) Each adjudicator is to hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.
 
      (2) An adjudicator is eligible for re-appointment when his term of office ends.
 
      (3) An adjudicator may resign at any time by notice in writing given to the Secretary of State.
 
 
Remuneration, expenses and pensions
     3. - (1) The Secretary of State may pay to any adjudicator such remuneration and expenses as he may determine.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may pay, or provide for the payment of, such pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any adjudicator as he may determine.
 
 
Compensation
     4. If a person ceases to be an adjudicator, otherwise than when his term of office ends, and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for him to receive compensation, the Secretary of State may make a payment to him of such amount as the Secretary of State may determine.
 
 
Staff
     5. - (1) The Secretary of State may appoint such staff for the adjudicators as he considers appropriate.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may pay, or provide for the payment of, such pensions, allowances or gratuities (including by way of compensation for loss of office or employment) to or in respect of the adjudicators' staff as he considers appropriate.
 
 
Expenditure
     6. The Secretary of State may pay such other expenses of the adjudicators as he considers appropriate.
 
 
Proceedings
     7. For the purpose of discharging their functions, adjudicators are to sit at such times and in such places as the Secretary of State may direct.
 
 
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