Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

Seal of Commission, etc.

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20.—(1) The Commission shall, as soon as may be after establishment day, provide itself with a seal.

(2) The seal shall be authenticated by the signatures of—

( a) a commissioner, and

( b) either—

(i) another commissioner, or

(ii) the Director or, where authorised by the Commission to authenticate the seal, another member of the staff of the Commission.

(3) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Commission and every document purporting to be an instrument made by and to be sealed with the seal of the Commission (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with this section) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without proof unless the contrary is shown.

(4) When the Commission has provided itself with a seal, then thereafter each of the following shall only be made, published or otherwise issued under the seal of the Commission:

( a) instructions to licence holders under section 48 ;

( b) a warrant of appointment as an authorised officer under section 15 ;

( c) a report to the Government under section 16 ;

( d) a report to the Minister under section 17 ;

( e) a statement of strategy under section 18 ;

( f) a report of activities of the Commission under section 19 ;

( g) a code of practice published by the Commission under section 23 and any instrument consolidating, revoking or amending any such code.

(5) Subject to subsection (4), any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed by a person not being a body corporate, would not require to be made under seal may be entered into or executed on behalf of the Commission by any person generally or specially authorised by the Commission for that purpose.