|National Health Service (Equity of Funding) Bill - continued
|House of Commons
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|S C H E D U L E
|THE ADVISORY BODY
| 1. - (1) The advisory body shall consist of not less than six and not more than twelve members, who may be appointed as full-time or part-time members.
| (2) Members shall hold and vacate office in accordance with their terms of appointment, subject to the following provisions.
| (3) A member may resign his membership by notice in writing to the Prime Minister.
| (4) The Prime Minister may by notice in writing to the member concerned remove from office a member who-
Chairman and deputy chairman
| 2. - (1) The Prime Minister shall appoint one of the members of the advisory body to be chairman and may appoint one of them to be deputy chairman.
| (2) The persons so appointed shall hold and vacate those offices in accordance with their terms of appointment, subject to the following provisions.
| (3) The chairman or deputy chairman may resign his office by notice in writing to the Prime Minister.
| (4) If the chairman or deputy chairman ceases to be a member of the advisory body, he also ceases to be chairman or deputy chairman.
| 3. - (1) The Secretary of State may pay the chairman, deputy chairman and members of the advisory body such remuneration, and such allowances in respect of expenses properly incurred by them in the performance of their duties, as he may determine.
| (2) The Secretary of State may determine to pay in respect of a person's office as chairman, deputy chairman or member of the advisory body-
|as the Secretary of State my determine.
| (3) Where a person ceases to be a member of the advisory body otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for him to receive compensation, the Secretary of State may determine to make a payment to him by way of compensation of such amount as the Secretary of State may determine.
| (4) As soon as may be after making a determination under sub-paragraph (2) or sub-paragraph (3) above the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a statement of the amount payable in pursuance of the determination.
| (5) The consent of the Treasury is required for any determination of the Secretary of State under this paragraph.
| 4. - (1) The quorum of the advisory body and the arrangements relating to their meetings shall be such as the advisory body may determine.
| (2) The validity of proceedings of the advisory body is not affected by any vacancy among the members or any defect in the appointment of any member.
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|Prepared 11 February 1998