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7 1985

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (REORGANISATION) ACT, 1985

FIFTH SCHEDULE

Rules relating to appointments by local authorities to certain committees and other bodies.

Section 27 .

PART I

Rules for the Making of Appointments to Committees of Agriculture

1. The persons to whose appointments Rule 2 (2) of the Rules of 1931 applies shall be appointed before any other persons are appointed to membership of the committee concerned.

2. Where the requirements of Rule 1 of this Schedule have been complied with, such appointments (if any) as are then necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 4 of the Rules of 1931 shall next be made and every such appointment shall be so made by majority vote.

3. Where the requirements of Rules 1 and 2 of this Schedule have been complied with, the appointments then falling to be made to comply with the requirements of the Rules of 1931 shall next be made and every such appointment shall, be so made in accordance with the Rules set out in Part II of this Schedule.

PART II

Rules for the making of Appointments to Committees and other Bodies mentioned in, or specified in an order under, section 27 (2).

4. Where one, and only one, person falls to be appointed by a local authority to a committee of agriculture, or to a committee or other body mentioned in, or specified in an order under, section 27 (2) of this Act, he shall be appointed by a majority of the votes of the members of the local authority present at the meeting of the authority at the time when the business of making the appointment is reached.

5. Where two or more persons fall to be appointed by a local authority to a committee of agriculture or to a committee or other body mentioned in, or specified in an order under, section 27 (2) of this Act, they shall be appointed in accordance with the following provisions:

(a) any group of members of the local authority comprising the number of members necessary for the purposes of these Rules may nominate a person to be a member of the committee or other body and the person shall be so appointed on that nomination without any voting; and

(b) the members of the committee or other body then remaining to be appointed shall be appointed successively by a majority of the votes of the members of the local authority who are not members of any group referred to in paragraph (a).

6. (a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this Rule, the number of members of a local authority necessary to form a group for the purposes of these Rules shall be obtained by dividing the total number of such members present at the meeting of the authority when the business of making the relevant appointments to which this Schedule relates is reached by the number of the appointments to be so made, or, where the number so obtained is not a whole number, the whole number next above the number so obtained.

(b) No member of a local authority shall be a member of more than one group for the purposes of these Rules.

7. In this Schedule “the Rules of 1931” means the Rules contained in the Second Schedule to the Agriculture Act, 1931 .