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(1)The Scottish Ministers shall, by order, establish a body corporate to be known as the Public Transport Users' Committee for Scotland (in this section, the “Committee”).
(2)An order under this section may include provision—
(a)about the constitution and membership of the Committee (including how members and office-holders are to be appointed);
(b)about the proceedings of the Committee;
(c)about its staff;
(d)about the discharge of its functions (including provision for the discharge of functions by sub-committees with members who are not all members of the Committee);
(e)about the making of reports by the Committee to the Scottish Ministers;
(f)about the making of payments by way of—
(i)allowances to office-holders, other members of the Committee and members of sub-committees who are not members of the Committee;
(ii)remuneration to its staff;
(iii)the meeting of the expenses of the persons mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) above;
(iv)pensions and other payments to or in respect of former staff of the Committee;
(g)about the keeping of accounts by the Committee and their audit and submission to the Scottish Ministers.
(3)The Scottish Ministers may—
(a)make payments to the Committee of such amounts, at such times and on such conditions (if any);
(b)make available to the Committee such staff, accommodation, furniture and equipment,
as they consider appropriate.
(4)In Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13) (public authorities subject to duty to disclose information), after the entry numbered 75 there is inserted the following entry—
“75AThe Public Transport Users' Committee for Scotland.”.
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