10.  The Committee, which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, and with capacity to acquire and hold land, shall subject to paragraphs 2 to 8, perform such functions as may be assigned to it by these Regulations.

11.  The Committee may appoint a sub-committee or an officer employed by the Committee to discharge, with or without restrictions or conditions as the Committee thinks fit, any of the functions assigned to the Committee by the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000(1).

12.  The number of members of a sub-committee appointed under paragraph 11, and their term of office shall be fixed by the Committee or in the case of an officer his term of office shall be fixed by the Committee.

13.  A sub-committee appointed under paragraph 11 shall consist of members of the Committee and may include officers of the Committee appointed under paragraphs 20 and 21.

14.  A sub-committee or an officer appointed under paragraph 11 shall report to the Committee at each of its meetings setting out all actions taken under such appointment.

15.  The Committee may revoke any appointment made under paragraph 11, or any restriction or condition imposed under paragraph 11 or anything fixed under paragraph 12.

16.  Any arrangements made by the Committee for the discharge of the functions specified in the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 by a sub-committee or officer shall not prevent the Committee from exercising those functions.

17.  The seal of the Committee shall be authenticated by the signatures of two of the members and of the secretary or some other person authorised by the Committee to act in that behalf.

18.  Every document purporting to be an instrument issued by the Committee and to be sealed with the seal of the Committee authenticated in the manner provided by paragraph 17, or to be signed by the secretary or any person authorised to act in that behalf, shall be received in evidence and, unless the contrary is proved, shall be deemed to be such instrument without further proof.

19.  Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Committee shall have power to regulate its own procedures.

20.  The Committee may with the approval of the Department appoint persons to hold any of the following offices –

21.  In addition to the appointments mentioned in paragraph 20, the Committee may appoint such other officers as may be required for the performance of the functions of the Committee.

22.—(1) The Committee may make arrangements with any Scheme employer, admission body, Government department, district council or area board, for the exercise of any pension function by the Committee on behalf of any Scheme employer, admission body, Government department, district council, or area board on such terms as may be provided for by the arrangements.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph, “area board” means a Health and Social Services Board established under Article 16 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(2).

23.  Section 18(2) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to any appointment made by virtue of paragraph 20 or 21 as if each of these paragraphs was an enactment referred to in that section but a person shall not be removed from any office mentioned in paragraph 20 without the written concurrence of the Department.