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Transport (Scotland) Act 2019

Canals – section 123

552.Section 123 of the Act relates to the British Waterways Board which, following the transfer of the Board’s English and Welsh functions to the Canal and River Trust in 2012, now operates as Scottish Canals. In accordance with the Transport Act 1962, the Board currently comprises a Chair, Vice Chair and between one and four other members. This means that the Board as a whole must currently consist of between three and six members.

553.This section increases both the minimum and maximum number of other members of the Board: the minimum becomes four and the maximum becomes nine. Accordingly, the Board as a whole will be required to comprise at least six but no more than 11 people.

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