Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

Advices to licence holders.

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49.—(1) Where the Commission considers it appropriate in any circumstance, it may, from time to time, issue advices to licence holders in respect of the exercise of functions by office holders under this Act. Advices under this section may be issued to one or more licence holders.

(2) Where the Commission issues an advice to a licence holder, the holder shall have regard to it.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) or to section 13(1)(b), the Commission may—

( a) issue advices for the purpose of ensuring that the number of licence holders entering the market place for recruitment of persons to the public service at any time, or in close proximity to each other, do not have the effect of negatively distorting the market for such recruitment, and

( b) issue advices to licence holders in circumstances where it believes there is a danger that a disorderly market may emerge.