50 Right to time off for public duties
50 Right to time off for public duties

[(1)     An employer shall permit an employee of his who is—

(a)     a justice of the peace, or

(b)     an independent prison monitor appointed in accordance with section 7B(2) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989,

to take time off during the employee's working hours for the purpose of performing any of the duties of the office.]

(2)     An employer shall permit an employee of his who is a member of—

(a)     a local authority,

(b)     a statutory tribunal,

[(c)     . . .]

[(ca)     . . .]

(d)     [an independent monitoring board for a prison] . . .,

(e)     a relevant health body,

(f)     a relevant education body, . . .

(g)     the Environment Agency or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, [. . .]

[(h)     Scottish Water . . .,]

[(i)     a panel of lay observers appointed in accordance with section 81(1)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991,

(j)     a Visiting Committee appointed in accordance with section 152(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, or

(k)     a Visiting Committee appointed by the Secretary of State for a short-term holding facility (within the meaning given by section 147 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999),]

to take time off during the employee's working hours for the purposes specified in subsection (3).

(3)     The purposes referred to in subsection (2) are—

(a)     attendance at a meeting of the body or any of its committees or sub-committees, and