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Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

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1The Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

(1)For the purpose of managing the affairs of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons there shall continue to be a Council of the College consisting (subject to any Order in Council under section 21 of this Act) of the following persons, that is to say—

(a)twenty-four persons (hereafter in this Act referred to as " elected members of the Council") elected from among themselves by members of the College residing outside the Republic of Ireland;

(b)four persons appointed by the Privy Council;

(c)for each university in the United Kingdom for which a recognition order is in force, two persons appointed by that university of whom at least one shall be a member of the College.

(2)There shall continue to be a President and two Vice-Presidents of the College elected from among themselves by members of the Council.

(3)Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the tenure of office, election and appointment of the President and Vice-Presidents of the College and of the other members of the Council and with respect to other matters relating to the Council.

(4)Where the Privy Council make an order under section 3 of this Act which will result in a change in the number of members appointed under subsection (1)(c) of this section, they may by order after consultation with the Council of the College—

(a)make such alteration in the number of elected members of the Council of the College as appears to them expedient in view of the making of the order under the said section 3 for the purpose of securing that there is a majority of elected members over all other members of the Council of the College ; and

(b)make such consequential provision with respect to the term of office of the elected members (including provision modifying Schedule 1 to this Act) as appears to them necessary or expedient in consequence of the change in the total number of elected members.

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