Animal Remedies Act, 1956

Animal Remedies Consultative Committee.

4.—(1) For the purpose of advising and assisting the Minister in the making of regulations under this Act there shall be established a committee to be known as the Animal Remedies Consultative Committee.

(2) The Consultative Committee shall consist of five members appointed from time to time by the Minister of whom one shall be nominated by the Minister for Health and the remainder shall be persons whom the Minister considers to have experience or special knowledge in relation to or to be representative of persons engaged in the manufacture, packing, distribution, sale or use of animal remedies.

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

(4) There may be paid to members of the Consultative Committee such expenses of travel and subsistence as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, may determine.

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

(6) The Consultative Committee may regulate its own procedure.

(7) 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 Consultative Committee, the time and mode of filling casual vacancies in the Consultative Committee, and the period of office of persons appointed to fill such casual vacancies.