Greater London Authority Act 1999

Section 375.

SCHEDULE 30The Cultural Strategy Group for London

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Status and capacity

1(1)The Cultural Strategy Group for London shall not be regarded as the servant or agent of the Crown or as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.

(2)The members and staff of the Cultural Strategy Group for London shall not be regarded as civil servants, and its property shall not be regarded as property of, or held on behalf of, the Crown.

(3)It shall be within the capacity of the Cultural Strategy Group for London to do such things and enter into such transactions as are calculated to facilitate, or are conducive or incidental to, the discharge of its functions under this Act.

(4)The Cultural Strategy Group for London may acquire and hold land for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the discharge of its functions.

Membership

2(1)The Cultural Strategy Group for London shall consist of not fewer than 10 nor more than 25 members.

(2)The members shall be appointed by the Mayor.

(3)The members shall be individuals—

(a)who are representatives of such bodies concerned with relevant matters as the Mayor considers appropriate; or

(b)who have knowledge, experience or expertise which is relevant to the functions of the Cultural Strategy Group for London.

(4)Before making any appointment of a member, the Mayor shall consult such bodies or persons as he considers appropriate.

(5)Before making an appointment by virtue of sub-paragraph (3)(a) above, the Mayor shall consult the body concerned.

(6)In sub-paragraph (3)(a) above “relevant matters” means any of the matters in relation to which the culture strategy may contain policies.

Appointment of member to take chair

3The Mayor shall appoint one of the members of the Cultural Strategy Group for London to chair it.

Tenure of office

4(1)The members of the Cultural Strategy Group for London shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of their appointment.

(2)The terms of appointment of a member shall be such as the Mayor may determine.

(3)But a member may at any time resign his membership by giving notice to the Mayor.

(4)A person who ceases to be a member shall be eligible for re-appointment.

Members' expenses

5The Mayor may pay the members of the Cultural Strategy Group for London allowances in respect of travel or other expenses properly incurred by them.

Staff

6(1)The Cultural Strategy Group for London may appoint such staff as it considers necessary for assisting it in the exercise of any of its functions.

(2)The staff of the Cultural Strategy Group for London shall be appointed on such terms and conditions (including conditions as to remuneration) as the Cultural Strategy Group for London shall determine.

Financial provisions

7The Mayor may provide the Cultural Strategy Group for London with sums of money towards defraying expenses properly incurred by the Cultural Strategy Group for London in carrying out its functions.

Proceedings

8(1)The quorum of the Cultural Strategy Group for London and the arrangements relating to its meetings shall be such as it may determine.

(2)The validity of proceedings of the Cultural Strategy Group for London is not affected—

(a)by any vacancy among the members or any defect in the appointment of any member; or

(b)by any failure to make, or any defect in, an appointment under paragraph 3 above.

Application of seal and proof of instruments

9(1)The application of the seal of the Cultural Strategy Group for London shall be authenticated by the signature of any member, or any member of staff, of the Cultural Strategy Group for London who has been authorised for the purpose, whether generally or specially, by the Cultural Strategy Group for London.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above the reference to the signature of a person includes a reference to a facsimile of a signature by whatever process reproduced; and, in paragraph 10 below, the word “signed” shall be construed accordingly.

Documents served etc by or on the Cultural Strategy Group for London

10(1)Any document which the Cultural Strategy Group for London is authorised or required by or under any enactment to serve, make or issue may be signed on behalf of the Cultural Strategy Group for London by any member, or any member of staff, of the Cultural Strategy Group for London who has been authorised for the purpose, whether generally or specially, by the Cultural Strategy Group for London.

(2)Every document purporting to be an instrument made or issued by or on behalf of the Cultural Strategy Group for London and to be duly executed under the seal of the Cultural Strategy Group for London, or to be signed or executed by a person authorised by the Cultural Strategy Group for London for the purpose, shall be received in evidence and be treated, without further proof, as being so made or so issued unless the contrary is shown.

(3)Any notice which is required or authorised, by or under any provision of any other Act, to be given, served or issued by, to or on the Cultural Strategy Group for London shall be in writing.