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National Insurance Act 1965

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Schedule 8Constitution etc. of National Insurance Advisory Committee

1The National Insurance Advisory Committee (in this Schedule referred to as " the Committee") shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Minister and not less than four nor more than eight other members so appointed, and at least one member of the Committee shall be a woman.

2The chairman and other members shall hold office for a period which, in the case of each of the members first appointed and of any member appointed to fill a casual vacancy, shall be of such duration not exceeding five years as may be determined by the Minister, and in the case of all other members shall be a period of five years :

Provided that any member may by notice in writing to the Minister resign office at any time and shall be eligible for re-appointment from time to time on or after the expiration of his term of office.

3Of the said members, other than the chairman, there shall be appointed—

(a)one after consultation with organisations representative of employers;

(b)one after consultation with organisations representative of workers ;

(c)one after consultation with friendly societies or organizations representative of friendly societies ; and

(d)if and when reciprocal arrangements with the appropriate Northern Irish authority are in force under this Act, one after consultation with that authority.

4If a member becomes, in the opinion of the Minister, unfit to continue in office or incapable of performing his duties, the Minister shall forthwith declare his office to be vacant and shall notify the fact in such manner as he thinks fit, and thereupon the office shall become vacant.

5The Minister shall appoint a secretary to the Committee, and may appoint such other officers and such servants to the Committee, and there shall be paid to them such salaries and allowances, as the Minister may with the consent of the Treasury determine.

6The expenses of the Committee to such an amount as may be approved by the Treasury (including such salaries or other remuneration paid to all or any of the members as the Minister with the consent of the Treasury may determine and including salaries and allowances payable under paragraph 5 of this Schedule) shall be paid by the Minister.

7There may be paid as part of the expenses of the Committee to persons attending its meetings at the request of the Committee such travelling and other allowances (including compensation for loss of remunerative time) as the Minister may, with the consent of the Treasury, determine.

8The Committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy among the members of the Committee.

9The Committee may make rules for regulating the procedure (including the quorum) of the Committee.

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