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The Bahamas Independence Order 1973

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125.—(1) In relation to any Commission established by this Chapter, the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Commission, may by regulation or otherwise regulate its procedure and, subject to the consent of the Prime Minister, confer powers and impose duties on any public officer or any authority of the Government for the purpose of the discharge of the functions of the Commission.

(2) At any meeting of any Commission established by this Chapter a quorum shall be constituted if a majority of the members are present; and, if a quorum is present, the Commission shall not be disqualified for the transaction of business by reason of any vacancy among its members or the absence of any member, and any proceedings of the Commission shall be valid notwithstanding that some person who was not entitled so to do took part therein.

(3) Any question proposed for decision at any meeting of any Commission established by this Chapter shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members thereof present and voting, and if on any such question the votes are equally divided the member presiding shall have and exercise a casting vote.

(4) Any question whether—

(a)any Commission established by this Chapter has validly performed any function vested in it by or under this Chapter;

(b)any person has validly performed any function delegated to him; or

(c)any member of such a Commission or any other person or authority has validly performed any other function in relation to the work of the Commission,

shall not be enquired into in any court.

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