Children Act 2001
F179 [ Appeal Tribunal
201D. ... ]
Inserted by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 19, not commenced as of date of revision.
Modifications (not altering text):
Prospective affecting provision: section inserted by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 19, not commenced as of date of revision.
F179 [ 201D. (1) The Minister may, by direction in writing, establish, for a specified period, an Appeal Tribunal or more than one such Tribunal to adjudicate on appeals under section 201C .
(2) An Appeal Tribunal shall be independent in the performance of its functions.
(3) The Minister may appoint —
(a) a practising barrister, or
(b) a practising solicitor,
of not less than 7 years ’ standing to be a member of and constitute an Appeal Tribunal.
(4) The appointment shall be subject to such terms and conditions, including terms and conditions relating to remuneration, as the Minister may determine with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.
(5) A person constituting an Appeal Tribunal may at any time resign by a letter sent to the Minister, and the resignation shall take effect on the date on which the Minister receives the letter.
(6) A person constituting an Appeal Tribunal may at any time be removed from office by the Minister for stated misbehaviour or if, in the opinion of the Minister, the person has become incapable through ill health or otherwise of effectively performing the functions of an Appeal Tribunal.
(7) Subject to any general directions that the Minister may give to one or more Appeal Tribunals for the purpose of securing consistency of procedures in relation to appeals under section 201C , an Appeal Tribunal may determine its own procedure. ]