National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006


21.— (1) A body may establish committees to assist and advise it in relation to the performance of any of its functions.

(2) A body may delegate to a committee established by it any of its functions which, in its opinion, can be better or more conveniently exercised or performed by a committee.

(3) A body may determine the terms of reference for any committee established by it and may regulate the procedure of any such committee.

(4) The members of a committee shall be appointed by the body which has established it.

(5) A committee shall consist of such number of members as the body which has established it thinks proper.

(6) A committee may include persons who are not members of a body or staff of the Office.

(7) A member of a committee who fails to perform his or her functions may be removed at any time for stated reasons by the body which has established it.

(8) A body may at any time dissolve a committee established by it.

(9) A body may appoint a person to be chairperson of a committee established by it.

(10) The acts of a committee shall be subject to confirmation by the body which established it save where it dispenses with the necessity for such confirmation.

(11) There shall be paid out of the income of the Office to members of a committee such allowances for expenses incurred by them in the discharge of their functions as the Office may determine with the consent of the Taoiseach and the Minister for Finance.

(12) In this section “committee” means a committee of a body established under this section.