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I suspect it's not widely understood or recognised by the public at the moment, which is part of our public awareness campaign, because the appointments committee meets extremely infrequently. Its members serve for a maximum of two terms of five years, and should a member -- and it renews its own membership on the same basis as it was originally appointed.

But if there were any doubts about the independence of the Council or of the chairman, the details of this scheme would, I am sure, help to remedy that.

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