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Scottish Board of Health Act 1919

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3Constitution of Board.

(1)The Secretary for Scotland may appoint a parliamentary under-secretary for health, who shall be responsible under him for the administration of the Board in the exercise and performance of all powers and duties under this Act. The Secretary for Scotland shall be President, and the parliamentary under-secretary shall be Vice-President of the Board by virtue of their respective offices. There shall be paid to any parliamentary under-secretary so appointed such remuneration as the Treasury may determine. The office of an under-secretary so appointed shall not render the holder thereof incapable of being elected to, or sitting or voting as a member of, the Commons House of Parliament.

(2)The Board shall, as at first constituted, include the existing appointed members of the Local Government Board for Scotland, and such two of the Scottish Insurance Commissioners as the Secretary for Scotland shall nominate, and shall at all times include two registered medical practitioners, one or more women, and a member of the Faculty of Advocates or law agent of not less than ten years' standing. The number of members (other than ex officio members) shall at no time exceed six, and subject as aforesaid the power of appointing such members shall be exerciseable by His Majesty on the recommendation of the Secretary for Scotland. Such member of the Board as the Secretary for Scotland may designate shall be Chairman of the Board in the absence of the President and Vice-President. The Chairman and other members of the Board (not being members ex officio) shall receive such salary or remuneration as the Treasury may determine.

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