(1) The Board is not to be regarded as the servant or agent of the Crown or as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown; and the Board's property is not to be regarded as property of, or held on behalf of, the Crown.
(2) It is within the capacity of the Board as a statutory corporation to do such things and enter into such transactions as are incidental to or conducive to the discharge of—
(a) its functions under Chapter 6 of Part 12 in respect of fixed-term prisoners, and
(b) its functions under Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 (c 43) in relation to life prisoners within the meaning of that Chapter.
(1) The Board is to consist of a chairman and not less than four other members appointed by the Secretary of State.
(2) The Board must include among its members—
(a) a person who holds or has held judicial office;
(b) a registered medical practitioner who is a psychiatrist;
(c) a person appearing to the Secretary of State to have knowledge and experience of the supervision or after-care of discharged prisoners; and
(d) a person appearing to the Secretary of State to have made a study of the causes of delinquency or the treatment of offenders.
(3) A member of the Board—
(a) holds and vacates office in accordance with the terms of his appointment;
(b) may resign his office by notice in writing addressed to the Secretary of State
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