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ConstitutionE+W+S

1Subject as hereinafter provided, the Council shall consist of a total of 16 members and shall comprise—E+W+S

(a)three persons appointed from time to time by the Company, of whom one shall be Chairman of the Council;

(b)two persons to be appointed as hereinafter provided who shall be engaged in the carrying out of farriery on their own account;

(c)two persons to be appointed as hereinafter provided who shall be employees carrying out farriery in the course of their employment, not being apprentices or persons undergoing a course of training;

(d)two persons appointed from time to time by the National Master Farriers’, Blacksmiths’ and Agricultural Engineers’ Association (in this schedule referred to as “the Association”);

(e)two persons appointed from time to time by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; and

(f)one person (not being a person registered in the register or a person qualified in the opinion of the person making the appointment, to be so registered or a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary practitioner) appointed from time to time by each of the following, namely—

The Jockey Club;

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals;

The Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas;

[F1F2The Scottish Development Agency][F1Scottish Enterprise]; and

The British Equestrian Federation.

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F1Words “Scottish Enterprise” substituted (1.4.1991) for “The Scottish Development Agency” by Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (c. 35, SIF 64), s. 38(1), Sch. 4 para. 7

2(a)Of the persons first to be appointed in pursuance of sub-paragraph (b) of the foregoing paragraph one shall be appointed by the Association and one by the Company and both shall be persons registered in the Company’s Register of Farriers.E+W+S

(b)The persons first to be appointed in pursuance of sub-paragraph (c) of the foregoing paragraph shall be appointed by the Association and shall be such persons as in the opinion of the Association have the necessary qualifications.

3All the first appointments of the members of the Council shall so far as practicable be made before the appointed day in time to enable the persons nominated to assume membership on its establishment.E+W+S

4Appointments to the Council in pursuance of either of the said sub-paragraphs (b) or (c) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule shall be made with due regard to the desirability of securing that the Council includes persons representative of all parts of Great Britain.E+W+S

5(1)The offices of the members of the Council appointed under sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule shall be vacated at the expiration of the period of three years beginning with the appointed day and at the expiration of each successive period of three years thereafter, but this shall not preclude a person whose office is thus vacated from being nominated to fill the vacancy.E+W+S

(2)The office of any member shall also be vacated if at any time—

(a)he would not qualify for appointment at that time under the provision in accordance with which he was appointed;

(b)he resigns his office by notice given to the registrar.

(3)A person appointed to fill a casual vacancy among the members of the Council shall hold office during the remainder of the term of office of the person in whose place he is appointed.

(4)So far as is practicable an appointment to the Council shall be so made as to enable the person appointed to assume office at the time the vacancy in question arises.

6Before the expiration of two years beginning with the appointed day the Council shall draw up a scheme providing for the appointment after the expiration of the period of office of the members first appointed of persons as members of the Council in pursuance of sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule under a procedure provided for by the scheme.E+W+S

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