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Price Commission Act 1977

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Schedule 1Performance of certain functions of Commission through groups of members

1(1)If the chairman of the Commission so directs—

(a)the function of carrying out and completing an investigation, and of holding any public inquiry required in connection with the investigation, which is conferred on the Commission by section 6 of this Act; or

(b)the function of examining a question which is conferred on the Commission by section 11(1) of this Act,

shall, so far as the function has not been performed before the direction is given, be performed through a group of not less than three members of the Commission selected by the chairman of the Commission.

(2)In the following provisions of this Schedule " group " means a group of members of the Commission selected hi pursuance of this paragraph and "the chairman" (except where the reference is to the chairman of a group) means the chairman of the Commission.

2The chairman may appoint one of the members of a group to act as the chairman of the group.

3(1)Where during the proceedings of a group—

(a)a member of the group ceases to be a member of the Commission; or

(b)the chairman is satisfied that a member of the group will be unable for a substantial period to perform his duties as a member of the group,

the chairman may appoint any member of the Commission to be a member of the group in his place.

(2)The chairman may at any time appoint any member of the Commission to be an additional member of a group.

4(1)At the invitation of the chairman of a group any member of the Commission who is not a member of the group may attend meetings or otherwise take part in the proceedings of the group, except that such a member shall not be entitled to vote at any such meetings or in any such proceedings.

(2)Nothing in the preceding sub-paragraph shall prevent a group or a member of a group from consulting any member of the Commission with respect to any matter with which the group is concerned.

5Subject to the following paragraph, a group may determine its own procedure including the quorum necessary for a meeting of the group.

6In determining its procedure, and in exercising any powers conferred on the Commission by this Act, a group shall comply with any special or general directions which may be given to it by the Commission as well as with any directions given to the Commission by the Secretary of State.

7Where the Commission's function of holding an inquiry in pursuance of section 6(3) of this Act is exercised by a group, paragraph 15(1) of Schedule 1 to the 1973 Act shall have effect in relation to the inquiry as if for references to the chairman there were substituted references to the chairman of the group.

8Anything done by or in relation to a group in or in connection with the performance of a function required by virtue of this Schedule to be performed through the group shall have the same effect as if it had been done by or in relation to the Commission.

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