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Health and Social Care Act 2008

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6(1)The Commission must appoint an advisory committee (“the advisory committee”) for the purpose of giving advice or information to it about matters connected with its functions.

(2)In considering how to exercise its functions, the Commission must have regard to relevant advice and information given to it by the advisory committee (whether or not given at its request).

(3)The Commission may appoint such other committees and sub-committees as it thinks fit.

(4)The advisory committee and any committee or sub-committee appointed under sub-paragraph (3) may consist of or include persons who are not members of the Commission.

(5)The advisory committee must include persons of a prescribed description.

(6)The Commission may pay such remuneration and allowances as it thinks fit to persons who—

(a)are members of its committees and sub-committees, but

(b)are not members of the Commission.

(7)The Commission may in all other respects regulate its own procedure.

(8)The validity of proceedings of the Commission is not affected—

(a)by any vacancy in its membership,

(b)by any defect in the appointment of a member, or

(c)by any person—

(i)acting as a member even though ineligible for appointment when purportedly appointed, or

(ii)acting as a member after having ceased to be a member.

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