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Opticians Act 1989

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6General power to appoint committees

(1)The Council may set up a committee for any purpose (other than a purpose for which this Act requires that there shall be a committee of the Council) and may delegate to a committee set up under this section, with or without restrictions or conditions, as they think fit, any functions exercisable by them except the following—

(a)the power to make rules under this Act;

(b)any functions expressly conferred by this Act on some other committee; and

(c)subject to any express provision for delegation in the rules, any functions expressly conferred on the Council by rules under this Act.

(2)The number of members of a committee set up under this section and their term of office shall be fixed by the Council.

(3)A committee set up under this section may include persons who are not members of the Council, but at least two-thirds of the members of every such committee shall be members of the Council.

(4)Every member of a committee set up under this section who at the time of his appointment was a member of the Council shall, upon ceasing to be a member of the Council, also cease to be a member of the committee.

(5)For the purposes of this section a member of the Council shall not be deemed to have ceased by reason of retirement to be a member of it if he has again been nominated or elected a member of it not later than the date of his retirement.

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