Financial Services and Markets Bill - continued        House of Lords
SCHEDULE 13, THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS TRIBUNAL - continued

back to previous text
 
  PART II
  THE TRIBUNAL
 
President
     2. - (1) The Lord Chancellor must appoint one of the members of the panel of chairmen to preside over the discharge of the Tribunal's functions.
 
      (2) The member so appointed is to be known as the President of the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal (but is referred to in this Act as "the President").
 
      (3) The Lord Chancellor may appoint one of the members of the panel of chairmen to be Deputy President.
 
      (4) The Deputy President is to have such functions in relation to the Tribunal as the President may assign to him.
 
      (5) The Lord Chancellor may not appoint a person to be the President or Deputy President unless that person-
 
 
    (a) has a ten year general qualification within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;
 
    (b) is an advocate or solicitor in Scotland of at least ten years' standing; or
 
    (c) is-
 
      (i) a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland of at least ten years' standing; or
 
      (ii) a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland of at least ten years' standing.
      (6) If the President (or Deputy President) ceases to be a member of the panel of chairmen, he also ceases to be the President (or Deputy President).
 
      (7) The functions of the President may, if he is absent or is otherwise unable to act, be discharged-
 
 
    (a) by the Deputy President; or
 
    (b) if there is no Deputy President or he too is absent or otherwise unable to act, by a person appointed for that purpose from the panel of chairmen by the Lord Chancellor.
 
Panels
     3. - (1) The Lord Chancellor must appoint a panel of persons for the purposes of serving as chairmen of the Tribunal.
 
      (2) A person is qualified for membership of the panel of chairmen if-
 
 
    (a) he has a seven year general qualification within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;
 
    (b) he is an advocate or solicitor in Scotland of at least seven years' standing; or
 
    (c) he is-
 
      (i) a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland of at least seven years' standing; or
 
      (ii) a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland of at least seven years' standing.
      (3) The panel of chairmen must include at least one member who is a person of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b).
 
      (4) The Lord Chancellor must also appoint a panel of persons who appear to him to be qualified by experience or otherwise to deal with matters of the kind that may be referred to the Tribunal.
 
 
Terms of office etc
     4. - (1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, each member of the panel of chairmen and the lay panel is to hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.
 
      (2) The Lord Chancellor may remove a member of either panel (including the President) on the ground of incapacity or misbehaviour.
 
      (3) A member of either panel-
 
 
    (a) may at any time resign office by notice in writing to the Lord Chancellor;
 
    (b) is eligible for re-appointment if he ceases to hold office.
 
Remuneration and expenses
     5. The Lord Chancellor may pay to any person, in respect of his service-
 
 
    (a) as a member of the Tribunal (including service as the President or Deputy President), or
 
    (b) as a person appointed under paragraph 7(4),
       such remuneration and allowances as he may determine.
 
 
Staff
     6. - (1) The Lord Chancellor may appoint such staff for the Tribunal as he may determine.
 
      (2) The remuneration of the Tribunal's staff is to be defrayed by the Lord Chancellor.
 
      (3) Such expenses of the Tribunal as the Lord Chancellor may determine are to be defrayed by the Lord Chancellor.
 
 
previous section contents continue
 
House of Lords home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Commons home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2000
Prepared 10 May 2000