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Agricultural Marketing Act 1958

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2(1)The composition of a board shall be such as may be prescribed by the scheme, but the scheme shall be so framed as to secure that—

(a)the total number of members shall not be less than eight nor, unless for special reasons the Minister thinks fit to allow a greater number, more than twenty-four;

(b)of the members, not less than two and (provided that there are at least two) not more than one-fifth of the total number of members shall be persons appointed by the Minister as being persons who in his opinion are qualified for appointment as having had experience and shown capacity in commerce, finance, administration, public affairs or the organisation of workers, or as being specially conversant with the interests of consumers of the regulated product;

(c)subject to the provisions of the scheme as to the filling of casual vacancies in the board, the remaining members shall—

(i)during such period, not being longer than twelve months from the day on which the scheme comes into force, as may be specified in the scheme, be persons named in the scheme ;

(ii)after the expiration of the said period, be persons elected in accordance with the scheme, either by registered producers or by a body or bodies elected by such producers in accordance with the scheme ;

(d)the executive committee of the board referred to in section three of this Act shall consist of not more than seven members of the board and shall include at least one of the members of the board who are appointed by the Minister.

(2)Notwithstanding anything in this paragraph, provision may be made by a scheme for the board acting notwithstanding any vacancy in the membership thereof.

(3)In this paragraph " consumers of the regulated product" means persons who purchase the product, or commodities produced wholly or partly therefrom, for their own consumption or use and not persons who purchase the product, or such commodities as aforesaid, for the purpose of any trade or industry carried on by them.

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