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Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

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13(1)An advisory body shall consist of three persons of whom—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)one shall be a person who is of counsel to Her Majesty and is appointed by the Lord Chancellor to be the chairman of the advisory body; and

(b)another shall be a person appointed by the Secretary of State, being a member of the respondent’s profession who is an officer of a department of the Government of the United Kingdom; and

(c)the other shall be a person appointed by the Secretary of State from among the members of the respondent’s profession nominated as mentioned in paragraph 1 above.

[F1(1A)The chairman of an advisory body shall vacate his office on the day on which he attains the age of seventy years; but this sub-paragraph is subject to section 26(4) to (6) of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (power to authorise continuance in office up to the age of seventy-five years).]

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above shall have effect in relation to an advisory body in Scotland as if for the reference to the Lord Chancellor there were substituted a reference to the Lord President of the Court of Session.

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C2Sch. 3 para. 13(1)(b): Functions transferred (S.) (1.7.1999) by virtue of S.I. 1999/1750, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7)

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