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1(1)The relevant Minister may, if he thinks fit, by order authorise an internal drainage board to pay to the chairman of the board, for the purpose of enabling him to meet the expenses of his office, such allowance as may be specified in the order.E+W
(2)An internal drainage board may pay any reasonable expenses incurred by their members and officers in—
(a)attending meetings of the board or a committee or sub-committee thereof;
(b)carrying out inspections necessary for the discharge of the functions of the board; or
(c)attending conferences or meetings convened by one or more internal drainage boards, or by any association of internal drainage boards, for the purpose of discussing matters connected with the discharge of the functions of internal drainage boards;
and may pay any reasonable expenses incurred by their members or officers in purchasing reports of the proceedings of any such conference or meeting.
(3)Without prejudice to the other provisions of this Schedule—
(a)an internal drainage board may enter into a contract with any person under which, in consideration of payments made by the board by way of premium or otherwise, that person undertakes to pay to the board such sums as may be provided in the contract in the event of any member of the board or of any of its committees meeting with a personal accident, whether fatal or not, while he is engaged on the business of the board;
(b)any sum received by an internal drainage board under any such contract shall, after deduction of any expenses incurred in the recovery of that sum, be paid by the board to, or to the personal representatives of, the person in respect of whose accident the sum is received;
and the provisions of the M1Life Assurance Act 1774 shall not apply to any such contract.
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