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The North of Scotland Milk Marketing Board (Residual Functions) Regulations 1994

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Voting at General Meetings

39.—(1) Every question put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided either by ballot or on a show of hands, as the Chairman of the meeting may direct, unless a poll is (before or on the declaration of the result of the ballot or of the show of hands) demanded by at least one-third of the registered producers who are personally present or who are represented by proxy at the meeting. If a poll is duly demanded, it shall be taken in such manner as the Chairman of the meeting directs.

(2) On a ballot or a show of hands, every registered producer personally present shall have one vote, and any person not being a registered producer duly appointed to act as proxy for a corporation, institution or firm which is a registered producer, shall have one vote. On a poll, every registered producer shall have one vote, and votes may be given either personally or by proxy. In the case of an equality of votes, whether on a ballot or show of hands or on a poll, the Chairman of the meeting at which the vote is taken shall in addition to his other vote, if any, have a casting vote which he shall be required to exercise.

(3) The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointer, or, if the appointer is a corporation, or institution or firm, either under its common seal or under the hand of an officer or attorney duly authorised.

(4) No person shall act as proxy unless either he is entitled on his own behalf to be present and vote at the meeting, or he has been appointed to act as the proxy of a corporation, institution or firm which is a registered producer.

(5) The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deposited at the office of the Board not less than seventy-two hours before the time for holding the meeting at which the proxy named in the instrument proposes to vote, and in default, the instrument of proxy shall not be treated as valid.

(6) Every instrument appointing a proxy shall, as nearly as circumstances will permit, be in the form or to the effect following:–

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