Standing advisory committees
250Secretary of State’s standing advisory committees
(1)The Secretary of State may by order establish standing advisory committees for the purpose of advising him on such of the services provided under this Act as may be specified in the order.
(2)A standing advisory committee consists of persons appointed by the Secretary of State after consultation with such representative organisations as he recognises for the purpose.
(3)A standing advisory committee must advise the Secretary of State—
(a)on such matters relating to the services with which the committee is concerned as it considers appropriate, and
(b)on any questions referred to it by the Secretary of State relating to those services.
(4)Schedule 19 makes further provision about standing advisory committees.