Minerals Development Act, 1940


The Mining Board.

Establishment of the Mining Board.

33.—(1) There shall be established a board to be known as the Mining Board (in this Act referred to as the Board) consisting of a chairman and two ordinary members to fulfil the functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2) The chairman of the Board shall be a practising barrister of at least ten years standing or a practising solicitor of like standing and one of the ordinary members shall be a person who is a member of the panel of official arbitrators appointed under the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, as amended by the Acquisition of Land (Reference Committee) Act, 1925 (No. 22 of 1925), and the other ordinary member shall be an officer of the Minister.

(3) Every member of the Board shall be appointed by the Minister for such period as he thinks fit and may be removed from office by the Minister and may resign his office at any time.

(4) There may be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas to any member of the Board such fees or other remuneration and such expenses as the Minister for Finance may determine.

(5) If any member of the Board is for any reason temporarily unable to attend the sittings of the Board the Minister may appoint another person to act temporarily during such inability of such member as a member of the Board, but no person shall be appointed to act as a member of the Board under this sub-section unless he possesses the qualifications required by sub-section (2) of this section to be possessed by the member of the Board in the place of whom such person is so temporarily appointed.