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1An industrial training board shall be a body corporate, by such name as may be specified in the industrial training order.
2The members of an industrial training board shall be appointed by the Secretary of State.
3An industrial training board shall consist of a chairman, who shall be a person appearing to the Secretary of State to have industrial or commercial experience, and—
(a)an equal number of persons appointed after consultation with such organisations or associations of organisations representative of employers engaging in the industry and of persons employed in the industry respectively as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate ;
(b)persons appointed after consultation with the Ministers concerned with education in England, Scotland and Wales; and, if the Secretary of State thinks fit to appoint as deputy chairman a person appearing to him to have industrial or commercial experience, the deputy chairman so appointed; and references in the following provisions of this Schedule to a chairman shall include a deputy chairman.
4An industrial training board shall pay to its chairman such remuneration (if any) as the Secretary of State may from time to time with the approval of the Treasury determine and may make such arrangements for the payment of pensions, superannuation allowances and gratuities to or in respect of its chairman as the Secretary of State may specify with the approval of the Treasury.
5Where a person ceases to be the chairman of an industrial training board otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for him to receive compensation, the board may make him a payment of such amount as the Secretary of State may determine with the approval of the Treasury.
6The chairman and the members appointed as mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 3 above shall not vote on any matter relating to the imposition of a levy and no such matter shall be decided except in accordance with the votes of the majority of the members who were appointed as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph after consultation with organisations or associations of organisations representative of employers engaging in the industry.
7(1)The Secretary of State, the Minister concerned with education in Scotland, the Ministers concerned with education in England and Wales (acting jointly), the Manpower Services Commission and, if the Secretary of State thinks fit in a particular case, such other Ministers in charge of government departments as he may specify may each appoint one person to attend the meetings of an industrial training board; and any person so appointed shall be entitled to take part in the proceedings of the board and receive copies of all documents distributed to its members, but shall have no vote.
(2)The Commission may appoint one or more persons to attend the meetings of a committee of an industrial training board; and a person so appointed shall be entitled to take part in the proceedings of the committee and receive copies of all documents distributed to its members but shall have no vote.
8An industrial training order may make provision with respect to—
(a)the tenure of office of the members of the board ;
(b)the quorum and, subject to paragraphs 6 and 7 above, the proceedings and meetings of the board ;
(c)the execution of instruments by and on behalf of the board and the proof of documents purporting to be executed, issued or signed by the board or a member, officer or servant thereof;
and any provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (b) above may enable votes to be cast by proxy.
9Subject to paragraphs 6 and 7 and to any provision made by virtue of paragraph 8 above, a board shall have the power to regulate its own procedure.
10The proceedings of an industrial training board shall not be invalidated by any vacancy in the membership of the board or by any defect in the appointment of any member.
11An industrial training board may appoint such officers and servants, upon such terms as to remuneration, pension rights and other conditions of service, as the board may determine.
12An industrial training board may pay to its members such allowances for loss of remunerative time as the Secretary of State may determine with the approval of the Treasury and such travelling, subsistence and other allowances as the board may determine.
13For the purposes of this Schedule any body established for the purpose of carrying on under national ownership any industry or part of an industry or undertaking shall be treated as if it were an organisation representative of employers.
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