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The Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999


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Northern Ireland Water Council

58.—(1) There shall continue to be a council known as the Northern Ireland Water Council.

(2) The Water Council shall advise—

(a)the Department of the Environment on the exercise of its functions under this Order and the [1973 NI 2.] Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1973; and

(b)the Department of Agriculture on the exercise of its functions under this Order.

(3) The Water Council shall be appointed by the Heads of the Departments and shall consist of not more than 15 persons each of whom shall—

(a)hold office for a period of 3 years; and

(b)be eligible for re-appointment.

(4) The Heads of the Departments shall appoint the chairman of the Water Council.

(5) The Department of the Environment may pay to members of the Water Council such travelling, subsistence or other allowances as that Department may determine.

(6) Where the place of a member becomes vacant before the expiration of his term of office, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Heads of the Departments and any person so appointed shall—

(a)hold office for the remainder of the term of the former member;

(b)be eligible for re-appointment.

(7) The Water Council may regulate its own proceedings.

(8) In this Article “the Heads of the Departments” means the Head of the Department of the Environment and the Head of the Department of Agriculture acting jointly.

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