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Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951

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13General provisions as to Council

(1)The Council shall be a body corporate by the name of the General Nursing Council for Scotland, with perpetual succession and a common seal, and may sue and be sued by that name, and service on the Council of all legal processes and notices may be effected by service on their registrar.

(2)The Council may enter into such agreements, acquire such property and do such things, as may in the opinion of the Council be necessary or desirable for the exercise or performance of any of their powers or duties, and may dispose as they think fit of any property acquired by them.

(3)Any document purporting to be sealed with the seal of the Council, or to be signed in the name of the Council by their registrar or any person authorised by the Council to act in that behalf, shall be receivable in evidence of the particulars stated in that document.

14Officers of Council

(1)The Council may appoint—

(a)with the previous sanction of the Secretary of State, a registrar, who shall act as secretary and treasurer to the Council, and shall be charged, subject to the instructions of the Council, with the preparation, correction and custody of the register; and

(b)subject to the consent of the Secretary of State as to numbers, such other officers as the Council consider necessary.

(2)There shall be paid to the registrar and the other officers of the Council such salaries or remuneration as the Council, with the approval of the Secretary of State, may from time to time determine.

15Allowances to members of Council, Assistant Nurses Committee and Mental Nurses Committee

The Council may pay to the members thereof and to the members of the Assistant Nurses Committee and to the members of the Mental Nurses Committee sums (to be calculated in accordance with directions to be given by the Secretary of State) in respect of any loss of earnings they would otherwise have made or any additional expenses (including travelling and subsistence expenses) to which they would not otherwise have been subject, being loss or expenses necessarily suffered or incurred by them for the purpose of enabling them to perform duties as members of the Council, or either of the said Committees, as the case may be.

16Expenses of Council

All expenses incurred by the Council with the approval of the Secretary of State which are attributable to defraying expenditure incurred by regional nurse-training committees shall be defrayed by the Secretary of State out of moneys provided by Parliament, and all other expenses incurred by the Council under this Act shall be defrayed out of fees and contributions received by them under this Act or out of any other sums received by the Council.

17Accounts of Council

The accounts of the Council shall be made up annually as at such date as the Secretary of State may fix, and shall be audited in such manner, and by such person, as the Secretary of State may from time to time direct, and copies of the accounts and of any report made on the accounts shall, within three months after the date as at which the accounts are made up, be transmitted by the Council to the Secretary of State and to such persons as the Secretary of State may direct.

18Membership of Council, etc., not to involve parliamentary disqualification

A member of the Council, the Assistant Nurses Committee, the Mental Nurses Committee, a regional nurse-training committee or a sub-committee of a regional nurse-training committee shall not, by reason of his membership, be rendered incapable of being elected, or of sitting and voting, as a member of the House of Commons.

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