Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1995

Membership of commission.

5.—(1) A commission shall consist of one or more members as the Minister may determine.

(2) The member or members of a commission shall be appointed by the Minister.

(3) A person appointed to be a member of a commission shall hold office as such member for such period and upon and subject to such terms and conditions (including terms and conditions relating to remuneration and allowances) as may be specified by the Minister at the time of the appointment.

(4) A member of a commission may at any time resign from office by letter addressed to the Minister.

(5) Where a casual vacancy occurs in the office of any member of a commission, the Minister may appoint a person to fill such a vacancy.

(6) The Minister may remove from office a member of a commission if, in the opinion of the Minister, the member has become incapable through ill health of effectively performing his or her duties or has committed stated misbehaviour or his or her removal appears to the Minister to be necessary or desirable for the effective performance by the commission of its functions.

(7) A person may be re-appointed to be a member of a commission.

(8) Where the number of persons appointed to be members thereof is more than one, a commission may act notwithstanding one or, as the case may be, more than one vacancy among those members.

(9) Subject to the provisions of the order establishing it, a commission shall regulate its procedure and business.

(10) Subsections (4) and (5) of section 24 of the Act of 1980 shall apply to a member of a commission as these provisions apply to a person appointed under subsection (2) of that section to perform the functions of a board.