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The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee for Wales Regulations 2017

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PART 2: CONSTITUTION

Membership

3.  The Committee will consist of—

(a)a chairperson (“the Chair”) (see regulation 4); and

(b)up to 14 other members (“Committee members”) (see regulation 5).

Chair

4.—(1) The Welsh Ministers must appoint the Chair, in compliance with the Public Appointments Governance Code(1), for such period as specified in an instrument of appointment.

(2) The terms of the appointment of the Chair must be set out in the instrument of appointment.

(3) The Chair may resign by notice in writing to the Welsh Ministers.

(4) The Welsh Ministers may terminate the Chair’s appointment before the end of the period specified in the instrument of appointment if they are satisfied that the Chair—

(a)has not complied with the terms of the appointment; or

(b)is otherwise unable or unfit to continue as the Chair.

Committee members

5.—(1) The Welsh Ministers must appoint up to 14 Committee members for such period as specified in an instrument of appointment.

(2) Each committee member must be either—

(a)an expert on matters deemed relevant by the Welsh Ministers; or

(b)a nominated representative of a flood and coastal erosion risk management organisation.

(3) Any appointment pursuant to paragraph (2)(a) must comply with the Public Appointments Governance Code(2).

(4) The Welsh Ministers must ensure that the Committee includes members drawn from both categories specified in paragraph (2).

(5) The terms of the appointment of a Committee member must be set out in the instrument of appointment.

(6) A Committee member may resign by notice in writing to the Welsh Ministers.

(7) The Welsh Ministers may terminate a Committee member’s appointment before the end of the period specified in the instrument of appointment if they are satisfied that the Committee member—

(a)has not complied with the terms of the appointment; or

(b)is otherwise unable or unfit to continue as a Committee member.

Remuneration

6.  The Welsh Ministers may pay remuneration and allowances to the Chair and allowances to Committee members.

Payment of allowances to the members of a sub-committee

7.  The Welsh Ministers may pay such allowances as are determined by the Chair and approved by the Welsh Ministers to any person appointed to a sub-committee (see regulation 14).

(1)

The Governance Code on Public Appointments was published in December 2016 by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, and sets out the mandatory regulatory framework by which public appointments are made.

(2)

See above.

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