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The Merseyside Passenger Transport Area (Designation) Order 1969

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Appointment of committees by the Authority and Executive

20.—(1) The Authority and the Executive may each appoint committees for any such purposes as in the opinion of the Authority or the Executive would be better regulated and managed by means of a committee and, except as provided in paragraph (2) of this Article, any such committee shall consist wholly of members of the Authority or the Executive, as the case may be.

(2) Where a committee is appointed by the Authority or the Executive for the exercise of functions which are advisory only, the committee may consist wholly or partly of persons who are not members of the Authority or the Executive, as the case may be, but so however that a member of the Executive shall not be appointed to a committee of the Authority.

(3) The Authority and the Executive may delegate to any committee appointed by them, with or without restrictions or conditions as they think fit, the exercise of any of their functions except—

(a)in the case of a delegation by the Authority, their power to issue precepts or to give any such approval as is mentioned in section 15(2) of the Act of 1968, and

(b)in the case of a delegation by the Executive—

(i)their power to borrow money, and

(ii)their power to pass a statutory resolution under section 3(2) of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1937 as applied by Article 19.

(4) The Authority and the Executive may make rules with respect to the meetings and proceedings of any committee appointed by them (including quorum, place of meeting, notices to be given at meetings and the appointment of a Chairman or Vice Chairman), but subject to any rules so made any such committee may regulate their own procedure.

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