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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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7Standing committees of Boards

(1)The Secretary of State shall for each of the National Boards by order constitute as standing committees of the Board a Midwifery Committee and a Finance Committee.

(2)Of the members of the Board's Midwifery Committee the majority shall be practising midwives.

(3)Each Board shall consult its Midwifery Committee on all matters relating to midwifery and the Committee shall, on behalf of the Board, discharge such of the Board's functions as are assigned to them by the Board or by the Secretary of State by order.

(4)In particular, the Board, when consulted by the Central Council with respect to matters dealt with in a report of the latter's Midwifery Committee, shall seek the views of its own Midwifery Committee on those matters.

(5)Each Board shall consult its Finance Committee on all financial matters.

(6)In the case of any Board, the Secretary of State may by order constitute other standing committees of the Board and (to the extent prescribed by the order) require the Board to consult them on, or empower the committee to discharge functions of the Board with respect to, any other matters including any of those mentioned in section 3(3).

(7)An order constituting a standing committee of a National Board—

(a)may provide for persons who are not members of the Board to be appointed as members of that committee; and

(b)shall provide for a majority on the committee to be persons who work or have worked in the professional field with which it is primarily concerned.

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