HC Deb 22 June 1999 vol 333 c1042

10.—(1) The Lord Chancellor may appoint a person to exercise the functions of the Commissioner where—

  1. (a) the Commissioner's office becomes vacant, or
  2. (b) the Commissioner is incapable of exercising his functions or considers that it would be inappropriate for him to exercise any of his functions in connection with a particular matter (because of a possible conflict of interests or for any other reason).

(2) A person so appointed shall have the powers of the Commissioner but shall act only in accordance with the terms on which he is appointed.

(3) The Lord Chancellor may pay to any person so appointed such remuneration as he may determine.'.—[Mr. Vaz.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

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