1(1)The Committee shall consist of—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)a person appointed by the national authorities to chair the Committee (“the chair”), and
(b)not less than five and not more than eight other members appointed by the national authorities.
(2)The national authorities must consult the chair before appointing the other members.
(3)In appointing a member, the national authorities must have regard to the desirability of securing that the Committee (taken as a whole) has experience in or knowledge of the following—
(b)climate change policy at national and international level, and in particular the social impacts of such policy;
(c)climate science, and other branches of environmental science;
(d)differences in circumstances between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the capacity of national authorities to take action in relation to climate change;
(e)economic analysis and forecasting;
(g)energy production and supply;
(i)technology development and diffusion.
(4)The Secretary of State may by order amend sub-paragraph (1)(b) so as to alter the minimum or maximum number of members of the Committee.
(5)Such an order may only be made with the consent of the other national authorities.
(6)Any such order is subject to negative resolution procedure.
2The national authorities may, after consulting the chair, appoint one of the members as deputy to the chair (“the deputy chair”).E+W+S+N.I.