SCHEDULE 19 The Parole Board: Supplementary Provisions
SCHEDULE 19 The Parole Board: Supplementary Provisions

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(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.

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(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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