135 Procedure before appointment

(1) A person may be appointed as information commissioner only if—

(a) the Minister has placed press advertisements nationally calling for applications from suitably qualified persons to be considered for appointment; and

(b) the Minister has consulted with the parliamentary committee about—

(i) the process of selection for appointment; and

(ii) the appointment of the person as commissioner.

(2) Subsection (1)(a) and (b)(i) does not apply to the reappointment of a person as information commissioner.