15 Appointment of acting Commissioner

(1)

In the event of the Commissioner’s incapacity because of illness, absence, or any other cause,—

(a)

the Governor-General may, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoint an acting Commissioner for any specified period; and

(b)

until that appointment, the longest serving Deputy Commissioner is deemed to be appointed acting Commissioner.

(2)

The acting Commissioner has all the powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the Commissioner.

(3)

No appointment under subsection (1), and no act by a person appointed under subsection (1), may be questioned on the ground that the occasion for the person’s appointment had not arisen or had ceased.

Compare: 1958 No 109 s 4(5), (6)