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Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

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Industrial and provident society: power to appoint new committee member

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5(1)The Scottish Ministers may appoint a person to be a committee member of a registered social landlord which is an industrial and provident society—

(a)in place of a person removed by them,

(b)where there are no members of the committee, or

(c)where they are of the opinion that it is necessary for the proper management of the society’s affairs to have an additional committee member.

(2)The power conferred by sub-paragraph (1)(c) may be exercised even if it will cause the maximum number of committee members permissible under the society’s constitution to be exceeded.

(3)A person may be so appointed whether or not that person is a member of the society and, if not, despite the rules of the society restricting appointment to members.

(4)A person appointed under this paragraph holds office for such period and on such terms as the Scottish Ministers may specify; and on the expiry of the appointment the Scottish Ministers may renew the appointment for such period as they may specify; but this does not prevent such a person from retiring in accordance with the rules of the society.

(5)A person appointed under this paragraph is entitled—

(a)to attend, speak and vote at any general meeting of the society and to receive all notices of and other communications relating to any general meeting which a member of the society is entitled to receive,

(b)to move a resolution at any general meeting of the society, and

(c)to require a general meeting of the society to be convened within 21 days of a request to that effect made in writing to the committee of the society.

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