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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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XLIXThe Members first elected of the Metropolitan Board of Works shall meet at such Time and Place as One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State shall by Notice in the London Gazette appoint in this Behalf, and shall at such Meeting, or some Meeting to be holden by Adjournment thereof (which it shall be competent for the Members present to appoint), elect a Chairman of the said Board, and shall also decide upon the Amount of Salary to be paid to such Chairman, such Salary not to be less than One thousand five hundred Pounds and not to exceed Two thousand Pounds per Annum; and such Members, before proceeding at any such Meeting to such Election, or to determine the Amount of such Salary, shall choose from among the Members present a Chairman of such Meeting, and such Election of the future Chairman of the Board shall be determined by the Votes of the Majority of the Members present, and in case of an Equality of Votes the Chairman of the Meeting shall have a Second or Casting Vote; and any Person may be elected as aforesaid, whether he be or be not a Member of the said Board; and such Chairman shall be subject to be removed by a Resolution agreed to by Two Thirds of the Members present at any Meeting specially convened for considering the Question of such Removal; and in case any elected Member of the said Metropolitan Board be appointed Chairman thereof, he shall thenceforth be a Member thereof by virtue only of his Office of Chairman, and his Place as an elected Member shall become vacant, and another shall be elected in his Stead.

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