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3(1)The Lord Privy Seal shall be the chairman of the Board, but if he is absent from any meeting the members present may choose one of their number to be the chairman for the purposes of that meeting.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)Subject to sub-paragraphs (1) above and (4) below, the Board may regulate its own procedure.
(3)In doing so, the Board may make arrangements for any of its functions, other than the power to acquire or dispose of land, to be discharged by committees consisting of at least three members of the Board; and, if the arrangements so provide, anything done under them by a committee shall have effect as if done by the Board.
(4)The quorum for meetings of the Board or any committee shall be not less than three but neither the Board nor any committee shall reach a decision by correspondence unless all the members of the Board or, as the case may be, the committee have agreed in the correspondence to that decision.
(5)The validity of any proceedings shall not be affected by any vacancy among the members of the Board or by any defect in the appointment of a member.
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