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National Galleries of Scotland Act 1906

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4Constitution of Board

(1)The Board shall be appointed by the Secretary for Scotland, and shall consist of seven members, three of whom when so appointed shall be members of elected local authorities in Scotland. The said seven members shall hold office for five years from the establishment of the Board, and may be reappointed. At the expiration of every period of five years the Board shall be re-constituted as aforesaid. Four members shall be a quorum.

(2)The Board shall be established from and after the prescribed date not being a later date than the first day of April nineteen hundred and seven.

(3)Any vacancy caused by the death or resignation of any member shall, as soon as practicable, be filled by the Secretary for Scotland, but the person appointed to fill any such vacancy shall hold office so long only as the vacating member would have retained the same if such vacancy had not occurred.

(4)The Secretary for Scotland shall appoint one of the members of the Board chairman for such period, not being less than a year, as he may think fit, and the chairman shall have a casting as well as a deliberative vote.

(5)Subject as herein-after provided, the officers of the Board shall be appointed by the Secretary for Scotland or otherwise as may be prescribed.

(6)The Board shall comply with any instructions which may be issued by the Secretary for Scotland and. shall make an annual report to him, which report shall be presented to Parliament.

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