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Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1919

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2(1)Subject to the provisions of any regulations made under this Act, the term of office of a member of a council or committee shall be four years, provided that—

(a)of the first members of each council or committee one half, or if the total is not divisible by two, the larger half shall hold office for two years only, and the determination of the members so to retire shall be prescribed by regulations made by the Board which, so far as practicable, shall secure that the retirements affect equally all interests represented on the council or committee ;

(b)a member shall cease to hold office if he ceases to be qualified for nomination by the body by which he was nominated ;

(c)any member may retire by notice in writing to the secretary of the council or committee ;

(d)a casual vacancy shall be filled by nomination by the body which nominated the member causing the vacancy, and any person so nominated shall act only for the unexpired portion , of the term of office of his predecessor.

(2)A council or committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy in the membership thereof.

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