803. Constitution of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.

A body known as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission') (commonly known as 'Historic England')1 was established in 19832. It is a body corporate3 whose members are appointed by the Secretary of State4.

The Commission must appoint, with the Secretary of State's approval, a chief officer who is responsible for the general exercise of the Commission's functions5; and may appoint such other employees as it thinks fit6. The Commission may regulate its own procedure, including its quorum7. The validity of any proceedings of the Commission is not affected by any vacancy among the members, or by

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