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King George VI Memorial Youth Council Act (Northern Ireland) 1957

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3(1)The Council shall consist of not more than forty nor less than twenty-five members.N.I.

(2)The Lord Mayor of Belfast, the Mayor of Londonderry, the Vice-Chancellor of the Queen's University of Belfast and the Chairman of the Youth Committee for Northern Ireland for the time being shall be ex-officio members of the Council.

(3)Each of the following bodies shall be entitled from time to time to appoint the number of members of the Council set opposite the name of each body as representative or representatives of the body making the appointment, and to remove any person so appointed and to appoint another person in his place:—

The Ulster Association of County Councils:One Person.
The Association of Municipal Authorities of Northern Ireland:One Person.
The Association of Rural District Councils (Northern Ireland)One Person.
The Association of Northern Ireland Education Committees:One Person.
The Standing Conference of Youth Organisations in Northern Ireland:Six Persons.
The Central Council of Physical Recreation, Northern Ireland Section:Four Persons.
The Federal Council of Teachers in Northern Ireland:One Person.
The Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (Northern Ireland):One Person.
The Northern Ireland Council of Social Service (Incorporated)One Person.

In the event of any one or more of the said bodies ceasing to exist or failing to appoint a representative within three months of a vacancy occurring, the Council may appoint a person to fill the vacancy.

(4)The Council when first established shall consist of the persons holding office or appointed under the provisions of sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) of this paragraph together with the following persons:—

Residue specifies 14 persons

4The Council may from time to time appoint a Patron of the Council. The Council may also from time to time appoint a President and Vice-Presidents of the Council.N.I.

5The Council may add to its members but so that the total number of members shall not at any time exceed forty and may, subject to the provisions of sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) of paragraph 3, appoint any members in place of persons who have died or otherwise ceased to be members.N.I.

6A member of the Council who has—N.I.

(a)communicated in writing to the Council his wish to resign;

(b)not attended four consecutive meetings of the Council;

(c)ceased to be ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland;

(d)been convicted of any offence involving fraud or dishonesty;

(e)been adjudicated bankrupt; or

(f)become incapable of acting;

shall cease to be a member.

7The Council shall keep a membership book in which there shall be entered the names of the members, the dates of their respective appointments and the name of the appointing body, if any, and any extract from that book duly certified by the Chairman or deputy Chairman of the Council shall be evidence of any appointment to which it refers.N.I.

8(1)The Chairman and deputy Chairman of the Council shall be such members as the members may elect and in the event of a tie shall be chosen by lot.N.I.

(2)The Chairman and deputy Chairman shall hold office for such period, not being less than ten or more than fourteen months, as the Council may determine at the time of his election, but an outgoing Chairman or deputy Chairman may be re-elected.

9(1)It shall be a condition of service of a member of the Council that he shall have no such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially the discharge by him of his function as a member and any person who is, or whom the Council proposes to appoint to be, a member shall, on request, furnish to the Council such information as the Council requires to satisfy the Council that this condition is being complied with.N.I.

(2)A member who has any financial interest in any company or concern with which the Council proposes to make a contract or any financial interest in any such contract shall disclose to the Council the effect and nature of his interest and shall take no part in any deliberation or decision of the Council relating to the contract; and the disclosure shall be recorded in the minutes of the Council.

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