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The Disability Living Allowance and Disability Working Allowance (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board for Northern Ireland

5.—(1) There shall be a body, to be known as the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board for Northern Ireland.

(2) Regulations shall confer on the Board such functions relating to disability living allowance or attendance allowance as the Department thinks fit and shall make provision for—

(a)the Board’s constitution;

(b)the qualifications of its members;

(c)the method of their appointment;

(d)the term of office and other terms of appointment of its members;

(e)their removal.

(3) Regulations may also make provision—

(a)enabling the Board to appoint persons as advisers to it on matters on which in its opinion they are specially qualified;

(b)for the appointment of officers and servants of the Board;

(c)enabling the Board to act notwithstanding any vacancy among its members;

(d)enabling the Board to make rules for regulating its procedure (including its quorum).

(4) The expenses of the Board to such an amount as may be approved by the Department of Finance and Personnel shall be paid by the Department.

(5) There may be paid as part of the expenses of the Board—

(a)to all or any of the members of the Board, such salaries or other remuneration and travelling and other allowances;

(b)to advisers to the Board, such fees; and

(c)to such other persons as may be specified in regulations such travelling and other allowances (including compensation for loss of remunerative time),

as the Department may with the consent of the Department of Finance and Personnel determine.

(6) The Department may furnish the Board with such information as the Department considers that the Board may need to enable it to discharge its functions.

(7) Regulations under this Article may make such incidental, supplementary, consequential or transitional provision as appears to the Department to be expedient for the purposes of the regulations.

(8) In this Article “regulations” means regulations made by the Department.

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