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.