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Imperial Institute Act 1925

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FIRST SCHEDULEU.K. Purposes of [F1the Commonwealth Institute]

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[F21U.K.To promote the educational, commercial and industrial interests of the British Commonwealth of Nations.]

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F2Paras. 1-4 substituted for paras. 1-8 by S.I. 1949/840, art. 3

2U.K.To maintain for public information and instruction in the exhibition galleries of [F3the Commonwealth Institute] exhibitions illustrative of the resources and development of the Commonwealth of Nations and of its scenery life and progress and where practicable to organise from time to time temporary exhibitions of a similar nature elsewhere.

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3U.K.To co-operate with other agencies within the Commonwealth of Nations formed for purposes similar to those aforesaid.

4U.K.To do anything incidental to or conducive to carrying into effect all or any of the foregoing purposes.

SECOND SCHEDULEU.K. Constitution and Proceedings of the Board of Governors

[F4(1)The Board of Governors shall consist of the following appointed governors:—

(a)a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman appointed by the responsible Minister;

[F5(b)persons appointed either by name or office as follows—

by the Governments of the countries mentioned in subsection (2) of section 8 of the Imperial Institute Act 1925, as amended by the Commonwealth Institute Act 1958, and as from time to time further amended or extended, one by each Government;

. . . F6]

(c)not more than twelve representatives of educational, commonwealth, commercial and industrial interests, including persons with recent first-hand knowledge of the colonies, appointed by the responsible Minister after consultation with such bodies representative of those interests as she may think fit; and

(d)not more than five persons to be appointed by the Board of Governors by co-optation.

The Minister may appoint such number as she thinks fit of assessors representing Government Departments in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and any such assessor shall be entitled to attend meetings of the Board of Governors.]

[F7(2)A Governor shall hold office for the period and under the conditions, if any, stated in the terms of his appointment, and subject thereto for a period of three years.

(3)A Governor may resign his office at any time.]

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F4Para. (1) substituted by S.I. 1953/1201, art. 2

F5Para. (1)(b) substituted by S.I. 1959/2210, art. 2(1)

F7Paras. (2)(3) substituted by S.I. 1959/2210, art. 2(2)

(4)Any person ceasing to be an appointed member of the Board of Governors shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(5)The powers of the Board of Governors may be exercised notwithstanding any vacancy in their number.

(6)The Board of Governors may with the consent of the responsible Minister make rules—

(a)for regulating the proceedings (including quorum) of the Board of Governors; and

[F8(b)for enabling the Board of Governors to constitute a Managing Committee and other committees and to include as members of committees persons who are not members of the Board so however that the Managing Committee shall include a representative of the Treasury:]

(c)for authorising the delegation to committees of all or any of the powers of the Board of Governors and for regulating the proceedings (including quorum) of the committees; and

(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F9

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F8Para. 6(b) substituted by S.I. 1949/840, art. 5

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