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(b)because of a particular interest of a member of an OIM task
group, it is inappropriate for that person to remain a
member of the group.
(2)The OIM panel chair may remove the person in question from
membership of the task group.
58GA person ceases to be a member of an OIM task group on ceasing
to be a member of the OIM panel.
Replacement of a member of an OIM task group
(2)The OIM panel chair may select a replacement member of the
group from the OIM panel.
Continuity on removal or replacement
58I(1) A person’s ceasing to be a member of an OIM task group, whether
by being removed under paragraph 58F, or otherwise, does not
(a)the group from continuing with anything begun before the
person ceased to be a member of it;
(b)any decision made or direction given by the person while
a member of the group from having effect after they have
ceased to be a member of the group.
Powers of chair pending group’s constitution and first meeting
58J(1)While an OIM task group is being constituted, the OIM panel chair
may take such steps as the OIM panel chair considers appropriate
to facilitate the work of the group once it has been constituted.
(2)The steps taken must be steps that it would be within the power of
the group to take, had it already been constituted.
Independence of OIM task groups
58K(1)In exercising functions which they are authorised to exercise by
virtue of any enactment, OIM task groups must act independently
of the CMA Board.
(2)Nothing in sub-paragraph (1) prevents—
(a)the CMA Board giving information in its possession to an
OIM task group, or
(b)an OIM task group giving information in its possession to
the CMA Board.
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58LIf an OIM task group’s vote on any decision is tied, the task group
chair is to have a casting vote.
Procedure of OIM task groups
58M(1)An OIM task group may determine its own procedure (including
determining its quorum).
(2)In determining its procedure under sub-paragraph (1), an OIM
task group must have regard to any guidance issued by the CMA