(1) The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Speaker, may appoint a person as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
(2) The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly is entitled to be paid the salary and allowances that are from time to time fixed by the Governor in Council.
(3) The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly—
(a) may resign by notice in writing delivered to the Governor in Council;
(b) ceases to hold office if he or she—
(i) resigns; or
(ii) is dismissed under section 16; or
(iii) has his or her services dispensed with under section 17.
(4) For the purposes of this Act the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly is the Department Head of the Department of the Legislative Assembly.