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New Towns Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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1N.I.A new town commission (in this Schedule referred to as “the commission” ) shall be a body corporate by the name specified in the order establishing the commission.

2N.I.Section 19 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] shall apply to the commission, but not so as to enable the commission either to acquire any land otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of section 15 [F1 or to dispose of any land otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of section 16].

3N.I.The commission shall consist of not more than nine or less than five members appointed by the Minister, and, subject to paragraphs 5 and 6, they shall hold office for such period as the Minister may determine.

4N.I.The Minister shall appoint one of the members of the commission to be Chairman of the commission, and may appoint a further member to be Vice-Chairman of the commission.

5N.I.A member of the commission, the Chairman or Vice-Chairman may, by notice in writing under his hand given to the Minister, resign either his office as member, Chairman or Vice-Chairman or his offices as member and Chairman or member and Vice-Chairman.

6N.I.Where the Minister is satisfied that a member of the commission—

(a)has been adjudged bankrupt [F2or is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order] [F3or has had a debt relief order made in respect of him or is the subject of a debt relief restrictions order,] or made a composition or arrangement with his creditors; or

(b)is incapacitated by physical or mental illness; or

(c)has been absent from meetings of the commission for a period longer than two consecutive months without the permission of the commission; or

(d)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member or is unsuitable to continue as a member,

the Minister may remove him from his office as a member of the commission.

7N.I.If the Chairman or Vice-Chairman ceases to be a member of the commission he shall also cease to be Chairman, or as the case may be, Vice-Chairman.

8N.I.A person who ceases to be a member of the commission or to be Chairman or Vice-Chairman shall be eligible for re-appointment.

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