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Opticians Act 1989

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11(1)Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, the Council shall have power to do anything which in their opinion is calculated to facilitate the proper discharge of their functions.

(2)The Council shall, in particular, have power—

(a)to appoint, in addition to a registrar, such officers and servants as the Council may determine;

(b)to pay to the members of the Council or of the Council’s committees such fees for attendance at meetings of the Council or committees and such travelling and subsistence allowances while attending such meetings or while on any other business of the Council as the Council may with the approval of the Privy Council determine;

(c)to pay to their officers and servants such remuneration as the Council may determine;

(d)as regards any officers or servants in whose case they may determine to do so, to pay to or in respect of them such pensions and gratuities, or provide and maintain for them such superannuation schemes (whether contributory or not), as the Council may determine.

(3)The powers of the Council and any of the Council’s committees may be exercised notwithstanding any vacancy and no proceedings of the Council or a committee shall be invalidated by any defect in the nomination or election of a member.

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