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Transport Act 1962

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Part IIThe Regional Railway Boards

9The chairman and other members of each Regional Railway Board shall be appointed by the Railways Board with the approval of the Minister.

10(1)Each Regional Railway Board shall consist of a chairman' and not more than nine other members.

(2)Any person holding the office of general manager (whatever title that office carries) of a part of the national railways system for the management of which a Regional Railway Board is responsible, and, where there are joint holders of that office, each of them, shall by virtue of that office be a member of that Regional Railway Board so long as he holds that office.

(3)The chairman and other members of each Regional Railway Board, other than those holding office as members by virtue of the last foregoing sub-paragraph, shall be appointed from among persons—

(a)who appear to the Railways Board to have had wide experience of, and to have shown capacity in, transport, industrial, commercial or financial matters, administration, applied science, or the organisation of workers, or

(b)who have had wide experience of, and are conversant with, the special requirements and circumstances of the region with which the Regional Railway Board is concerned, including in particular the special transport requirements in that region.

11(1)A member of a Regional Railway Board, other than a person holding office as a member by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 10 of this Schedule, shall hold office in accordance with the terms of his appointment but may at any time by notice in writing to the Railways Board resign his office.

(2)A person on ceasing to be a member of a Regional Railway Board shall be eligible for re-appointment

12(1)The Railways Board—

(a)shall pay to the members of each Regional Railway Board such salaries or fees, and such allowances, as the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine, and

(b)on the retirement or death of any member of a Regional Railway Board as to whom the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine that such provision should he made, shall pay to or in respect of him such pensions as the Minister may so determine,

and if a person ceases to be a member of a Regional Railway Board, otherwise than on the expiration of his term of office, and it appears to the Minister that there are special circumstances which make it right that that person should receive compensation the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury, require the Railways Board to pay to that person a sum of such amount as the Minister may with the approval of the Treasury determine.

(2)The foregoing sub-paragraph shall not apply to a person who is a member of a Regional Railway Board by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 10 of this Schedule.

(3)The Minister shall, as soon as possible after the first appointment of any person as a member of a Regional Railway Board, lay before each House of Parliament a statement of the salary or fees and of the allowances that are or will be payable under this paragraph; and, if any subsequent determination by him under this paragraph involves a departure from the terms of that statement, or if a determination by him under this paragraph relates to the payment of, or of payment towards the provision of, a pension to or in respect of a member of a Regional Railway Board, the Minister shall, as soon as possible after the determination, lay a statement thereof before each House of Parliament.

(4)So much of this paragraph as requires that the pensions, if any, which are to be paid in the case of members of a Regional Railways Board are to be determined by the Minister with the approval of the Treasury shall not apply to any pension payable apart from the provisions of this paragraph.

13The procedure of each Regional Railway Board, including the quorum at meetings of the Board, shall be such as the Board may, with the approval of the Railways Board, determine.

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