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The Arts Council (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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3.—(1) The Arts Council shall consist of such persons as the Head of the Department shall appoint after consultation with such persons as appear to him to represent—

(a)district councils;

(b)persons engaged in providing education;

(c)persons engaged in, or in the promotion of, the arts.

(2) In the period of 12 months from the making of this Order, sub-paragraph (1) shall have effect with the omission of the words from “after consultation with” to the end.

(3) The Head of the Department shall appoint—

(a)one of the members of the Arts Council to be chairman who, in the case of an equality of votes, shall have a second or casting vote; and

(b)another member to be vice-chairman who in the absence of the chairman shall, in the case of an equality of votes, have a second or casting vote.

(4) The Department may appoint assessors to the Arts Council who shall be entitled to receive notice of, and to attend and speak at, meetings of the Council and committees thereof, but shall not be entitled to vote at any such meetings.

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