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The Luton and South Bedfordshire Joint Committee Order 2007

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Membership of the joint committee and voting rights

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5.—(1) The joint committee shall consist of—

(a)2 members appointed by Bedfordshire County Council;

(b)6 members appointed by Luton Borough Council;

(c)4 members appointed by South Bedfordshire District Council; and

(d)such number of co-opted members as may be appointed pursuant to paragraph (5).

(2) The members appointed by the constituent authorities shall be entitled to vote at a meeting of the joint committee on any question that falls to be decided at that meeting; and the members so appointed are referred to in the following provisions of this Order as voting members.

(3) Each constituent authority shall appoint a substitute for each voting member it appoints; and where paragraph 1(6)(c) of the Schedule applies, a substitute shall be entitled to vote at the meeting of the joint committee as regards which he is deemed to be a voting member, on any question which falls to be decided at that meeting.

(4) A constituent authority shall not appoint as a voting member or substitute a person who is not a member of that authority.

(5) The joint committee may invite other bodies to participate in proceedings of the joint committee, and each body that accepts such an invitation shall appoint one member of the joint committee (a “co-opted member”).

(6) A co-opted member shall not be entitled to vote at any meeting of the joint committee on any question which falls to be decided at that meeting.

(7) Voting members and substitutes shall be entitled to recover from the constituent authority by which they are appointed any expense they incur in connection with the discharge of the joint committee’s functions.

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