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Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

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8.—(1) The Authority may appoint such committees as it considers necessary.

(2) The Authority shall appoint a standing committee to exercise the functions of the Authority under section 2(3).

(3) The membership of the standing committee referred to in sub-paragraph (2) shall, as far as practicable, be representative of the membership of the Authority.

(4) The Authority shall appoint a standing committee to exercise the functions of the Authority under section 2(4).

(5) The membership of the standing committee referred to in sub-paragraph (4) shall, as far as practicable, be representative of the membership of the Authority.

(6) The Authority may authorise a committee to appoint sub-committees for such purposes of the committee as the Authority may approve.

(7) A committee or sub-committee may contain members who are not members of the Authority or of the committee which appointed the sub-committee.

(8) The Authority may authorise any committee of the Authority all the members of which are members of the Authority to perform specific functions on behalf of, and in the name of, the Authority.

(9) Except as provided by a scheme under Article 153 of the 1989 Order, the Authority shall not authorise a committee any member or members of which are not members of the Authority to perform functions on behalf of, or in the name of, the Authority.

(10) The Authority may pay to members of its committees and sub-committees who are neither members nor officers of the Authority such remuneration and allowances as the Authority may, with the approval of the Department, determine.

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