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Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act 1940

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4Delegation to committee of powers of Wheat Commission

(1)After such date as the Minister may by order appoint, and until the end of the period of suspension, all the powers and duties of the Wheat Commission shall be exercised and performed by a committee consisting of five members of the Commission appointed (subject to the provisions of this section) by the Commission.

(2)A member of the said committee shall be appointed until the expiration of one year from the date of his appointment or until the expiration of the period of suspension, whichever first occurs, but shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(3)The first members of the said committee shall be appointed within one month from the commencement of this Act, and any vacancy among the members of the said committee shall be filled by the Commission within one month after it occurs, and if the Commission fail to make any appointment as required by this subsection, the Minister shall make it.

(4)The said committee shall submit annually to the Commission a report on the discharge of their functions.

(5)The quorum of the said committee shall be three, and the committee shall have power to act notwithstanding any vacancy among the members thereof.

(6)In the case of an equality of votes at a meeting of the said committee, the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.

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