Racing Board and Racecourses Act, 1945

Procedure at meetings of the Board.

9.—(1) At a meeting of the Board—

(a) the chairman of the Board shall, if present, be chairman of the meeting;

(b) if and so long as the chairman of the Board is not present or if the office of chairman is vacant, the members of the Board who are present shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the meeting.

(2) Every question at a meeting of the Board shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting on the question, and, in case of an equal division of votes, the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote, save where the question is the election of the chairman of the Board.

(3) The Board may act notwithstanding one or more vacancies amongst its members.

(4) The quorum for the first meeting of the Board shall be seven, and the quorum for each subsequent meeting of the Board shall be such number (not less than five) as the Board may from time to time fix or, if no quorum is for the time being so fixed, five.

(5) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall regulate, by standing orders or otherwise, the procedure and business of the Board.