Therapeutic Substances Act, 1932

Advisory Committee.

2.—(1) For the purpose of advising and assisting the Minister in the making of orders and regulations under this Act there shall be established a committee to be called and known as the Therapeutic Substances Advisory Committee (in this Act referred to as the Advisory Committee).

(2) The Advisory Committee shall consist of ten members appointed from time to time as follows, that is to say:—

(a) one shall be appointed by the Minister for Local Government and Public Health;

(b) one shall be appointed by the Minister for Agriculture; and

(c) one shall be appointed by each of the following bodies, that is to say, the University of Dublin, the National University of Ireland, the Medical Registration Council, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the Irish Medical Association, the Veterinary Council, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, and the Institute of Chemists.

(3) Every member of the Advisory Committee shall, unless he previously dies or resigns hold office for a period of three years from the date of his appointment, but shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(4) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Minister may by rules made under this section regulate the times of appointment of members of the Advisory Committee, the time and mode of filling casual vacancies in the Advisory Committee, the period of office of persons appointed to fill such vacancies, the quorum at meetings of the Advisory Committee, and the procedure of the Advisory Committee.

(5) The Advisory Committee shall meet whenever summoned by the Minister.

(6) Subject to rules made by the Minister under this section the Advisory Committee shall regulate their proceedings in such manner as they think fit.