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SCHEDULE 5
 
  COMMITTEES (WALES)
 
General
     1. - (1) The Council-
 
 
    (a) may establish a regional committee for each region of Wales;
 
    (b) may establish such other committees as it thinks fit (whether or not it establishes regional committees).
      (2) The regions of Wales are-
 
 
    (a) North Wales, as constituted by standing orders for the purposes of section 61 of the Government of Wales Act 1998;
 
    (b) each of the other regions of Wales, as so constituted.
 
Regional committees
     2. - (1) A regional committee is to consist of not less than 8 members appointed by the Council; and the Council must appoint one of them as chairman.
 
      (2) The chairman must be a member of the Council.
 
      (3) Other members may be (but need not be) members of the Council.
 
     3. A regional committee-
 
 
    (a) must perform with regard to its area such of the Council's duties as the Council specifies with the National Assembly's approval;
 
    (b) may exercise with regard to its area such of the Council's powers as the Council specifies with the National Assembly's approval;
 
    (c) must advise the Council on matters which are relevant to education and training in its area and which the Council specifies.
 
Other committees
     4. - (1) This paragraph applies to any committee of the Council other than a regional committee.
 
      (2) The committee's functions-
 
 
    (a) are to be such functions as the Council specifies, and
 
    (b) are to concern such matters as the Council specifies.
      (3) The committee's members are to be appointed by the Council.
 
      (4) Members of the committee may be (but need not be) members of the Council.
 
 
Tenure of members
     5. - (1) A person is to hold and vacate office as a member or as chairman of a committee of the Council in accordance with the terms of his appointment.
 
      (2) On ceasing to be a member a person is eligible for re-appointment.
 
      (3) A person may at any time by notice in writing to the Council resign his office as a member.
 
      (4) A person may at any time by notice in writing to the National Assembly resign his office as chairman.
 
 
Allowances
     6. The Council must pay to the members of any of its committees who are not members of the Council such travelling, subsistence and other allowances as the National Assembly may determine.
 
 
Delegation of functions
     7. A committee of the Council may authorise the chairman of the committee to exercise such of the committee's functions as it may determine.
 
 
Proceedings
     8. - (1) A representative of the National Assembly is entitled to attend and take part in any deliberations (but not in decisions) at meetings of any committee of the Council.
 
      (2) The Council must provide the National Assembly with such copies as the National Assembly may require of any documents distributed to members of any committee of the Council.
 
     9. The validity of any proceedings of a committee of the Council is not to be affected by a vacancy among the members or by any defect in the appointment of a member.
 
     10. A committee of the Council may regulate its own procedure, subject to the preceding provisions of this Schedule.
 
 
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