Further provision about standing advisory committees
Regulations may make provision with respect to—
the tenure of office, and
the vacation of office,
of the members of any standing advisory committee.
The Welsh Ministers must appoint a secretary to each standing advisory
Each standing advisory committee may appoint such sub-committees as it
considers appropriate, and as are approved by the Welsh Ministers, to
consider and report on questions referred to it by the standing advisory
Any such sub-committee may include persons who are not members of the
standing advisory committee.
Each standing advisory committee must elect one of the members of the
committee to be chairman of the committee.
Each standing advisory committee has power to regulate its own procedure.
The proceedings of a standing advisory committee are not invalidated by
any vacancy in the membership of the committee, or by any defect in a
member’s appointment or qualification.
The Welsh Ministers may make such payments in respect of expenses
incurred by a standing advisory committee as they may determine.
The Welsh Ministers may pay to the members of a standing advisory
committee, or a sub-committee of a standing advisory committee, such
travelling and other allowances, including compensation for loss of
remunerative time, as they may determine.
Payments under this Schedule are subject to such conditions as to records,
certificates, or otherwise as the Welsh Ministers may determine.
Further provision about advisory committees for Wales
Sub-paragraph (2) applies where the Welsh Ministers are satisfied that a
committee formed for Wales is representative of—
any category of persons (other than a category mentioned in section
190(2)) who provide services forming part of the health service, or
two or more of any of the categories mentioned in that subsection
Where this sub-paragraph applies and the Welsh Ministers are satisfied that
it is in the interests of the health service to recognise the committee, the
Welsh Ministers must recognise the committee and specify a name for it.
Where a committee recognised under sub-paragraph (2) appears to the
Welsh Ministers to represent categories of persons which include a category
mentioned in section 190(2), the Welsh Ministers are not required by virtue
of that subsection to recognise a committee representing persons of that
The Welsh Ministers may, by notice in writing served on any member of a
committee, withdraw their recognition of the committee if they consider it
where the committee is recognised under section 190 or paragraph
1(1)(a), with a view to recognising under paragraph 1(1)(b) another
committee representing categories of persons which include the
category represented by the recognised committee, or
where the committee is recognised under paragraph 1(1)(b), with a
view to recognising under section 190 and paragraph 1 other
committees which together are representative of the categories in
A committee recognised under section 190 or this Schedule must—
advise the Welsh Ministers on the provision by them of services of a
kind provided by the categories of persons of whom the committee
perform such other functions as may be prescribed.
The Welsh Ministers may defray such expenses incurred by a committee in
performing the duty imposed on it by paragraph 3 as the Welsh Ministers
consider reasonable, and those expenses may include travelling and other
allowances and compensation for loss of remunerative time.
Further provision about local social services authorities
Care of mothers and young children
A local social services authority may, with the approval of the Welsh
Ministers, and to such extent as they may direct must, make arrangements
for the care of pregnant women and women who are breast feeding (other
than for the provision of residential accommodation for them).
Prevention, care and after-care
A local social services authority may, with the approval of the Welsh
Ministers, and to such extent as they may direct must, make the
arrangements mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).
The arrangements are for the purpose of the prevention of illness, for the
care of persons suffering from illness and for the after-care of persons who
have been suffering from illness and in particular for—
the provision, for persons whose care is undertaken with a view to
preventing them from becoming ill, persons suffering from illness
and persons who have been suffering from illness, of centres or other
facilities for training them or keeping them suitably occupied and the
equipment and maintenance of such centres,
the provision, for the benefit of such persons as are mentioned in
paragraph (a), of ancillary or supplemental services, and
the exercise of the functions of the local social services authority in
respect of persons suffering from mental disorder who are received
into guardianship under Part 2 or 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983
(c. 20) (whether the guardianship of the authority or of other
A local social services authority may not, and is not under a duty to, make
under this paragraph arrangements to provide facilities for any of the
purposes mentioned in section 15(1) of the Disabled Persons (Employment)
No arrangements under this paragraph may provide for the payment of
money to persons for whose benefit they are made, except in so far as they
fall within sub-paragraph (5).
Arrangements fall within this sub-paragraph if—
they provide for the remuneration of such persons engaged in
suitable work in accordance with the arrangements of such amounts
as the local social services authority considers appropriate in respect
of their occasional personal expenses, and
it appears to the authority that no such payment would otherwise be
No arrangements under this paragraph may be given effect to in relation to
a person to whom section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
(c. 33) (exclusion from benefits) applies solely—
because he is destitute, or
because of the physical effects, or anticipated physical effects, of
Section 95(2) to (7) of that Act apply for the purposes of sub-paragraph (6);
and for that purpose a reference to the Secretary of State in section 95(4) or
(5) is a reference to a local social services authority.
The Welsh Ministers may make regulations as to the conduct of premises in
which facilities are provided in pursuance of arrangements made under this
who are or have been suffering from mental disorder within the
meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983, or
whose care is undertaken with a view to preventing them from
becoming sufferers from mental disorder.
“Facilities” means facilities for training such persons or keeping them
This paragraph does not apply in relation to persons under the age of 18.
No authority is authorised or may be required under this paragraph to
provide residential accommodation for any person.
A local social services authority may conduct or assist other persons in
conducting research into matters relating to the functions of local social
services authorities under this Schedule.