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Farriers (Registration) Act 2017

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7For Part 1 of Schedule 3 to that Act substitute—

Part 1Constitution of Disciplinary Committee

1Membership

(1)The Disciplinary Committee is to consist of nine members appointed by the Council.

(2)At least three of the members must be registered persons.

(3)None of the members may be—

(a)a member of the Council,

(b)an officer or servant of the Council, or

(c)a member of the Investigating Committee.

(4)The Council must designate a member of the Disciplinary Committee to act as its chair.

(5)The Council may delegate its function under sub-paragraph (1) to any extent.

2Term of office

(1)Appointment as a member of the Disciplinary Committee is for a term determined by the Council.

(2)A member may resign at any time by notice given to the registrar.

(3)A member may be removed from office if the member fails to satisfy any conditions about fitness to be a member that are determined by the Council.

(4)The procedure for removal of a member from office is to be determined by the Council.

3Procedure

(1)The quorum for a meeting of the Disciplinary Committee is five, of whom one must be a registered person.

(2)A person who has acted in relation to a case as a member of the Investigating Committee may not act in relation to the case as a member of the Disciplinary Committee.

(3)The Council may make rules governing the Disciplinary Committee’s meetings and procedure.

(4)The rules may in particular provide for a member of the Committee to act as its chair in the absence of the member designated under paragraph 1(4).

(5)But the power to make rules under this paragraph may not be used to make provision that could be made by rules under paragraph 4.

3AValidity of acts

The validity of anything done by the Disciplinary Committee is not affected by—

(a)a vacancy among its members, or

(b)a defect in the appointment of a member.

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