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Social Security Administration Act 1992

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Section 170.

SCHEDULE 5Social Security Advisory Committee

1The Committee shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Secretary of State and not less than 10 nor more than 13 other members so appointed.

2(1)Each member of the Committee shall be appointed to hold office for such period of not more than 5 years, nor less than 3 years, as the Secretary of State shall determine.

(2)The Secretary of State may, at any time before the expiration of the term of office of any member, extend or further extend that member’s term of office; but no one extension shall be for a period of more than 5 years from the date when the term of office would otherwise expire.

(3)Any member—

(a)shall be eligible for reappointment from time to time on or after the expiration of his term of office;

(b)may by notice in writing to the Secretary of State resign office at any time, while remaining eligible for reappointment.

3(1)Of the members of the Committee (other than the chairman) there shall be appointed—

(a)one after consultation with organisations representative of employers;

(b)one after consultation with organisations representative of workers; and

(c)one after consultation with the Head of the Northern Ireland Department;

and the Committee shall include at least one person with experience of work among, and of the needs of, the chronically sick and disabled.

(2)In selecting a person with such experience regard shall be had to the desirability of having a chronically sick or disabled person.

4The Secretary of State may remove a member of the Committee on the ground of incapacity or misbehaviour.

5The Secretary of State shall appoint a secretary to the Committee and may appoint such other officers and such servants to the Committee, and there shall be paid to them by the Secretary of State such salaries and allowances, as the Secretary of State may with the consent of the Treasury determine.

6The expenses of the Committee to such an amount as may be approved by the Treasury shall be paid by the Secretary of State.

7There may be paid as part of the expenses of the Committee—

(a)to all or any of the members of the Committee, such salaries or other remuneration and travelling and other allowances; and

(b)to persons attending its meetings at the request of the Committee, such travelling and other allowances (including compensation for loss of remunerative time),

as the Secretary of State may with the consent of the Treasury determine.

8(1)The Secretary of State may pay or make provision for paying, to or in respect of any member of the Committee, such sums by way of pensions, superannuation allowances and gratuities as the Secretary of State may determine with the consent of the Treasury.

(2)Where a person ceases to be a member of the Committee 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 the person to receive compensation the Secretary of State may make to him a payment of such amount as the Secretary of State may determine with the consent of the Treasury.

9The Committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy among the members.

10The Committee may make rules for regulating its procedure (including the quorum of the Committee).

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