Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001

Racegoers Consultative Forum.

9.—(1) HRI shall establish a forum to be known as the Racegoers Consultative Forum (“Forum”) for the purposes of consultations relating to the operations of HRI in the context of developments or desired developments in the horseracing industry generally as they affect the racegoer or service or facility user.

(2) The Forum shall consist of so many members as may be decided, from time to time, by HRI and shall include representatives of horse racegoers clubs, racecourse supporters clubs and other organisations operating in the interests of racegoers or other interest groups affected by the decisions of HRI or who use the various facilities and services provided by HRI.

(3) The Forum shall be established under such terms and conditions determined, before its establishment, by HRI, following consultations with the Minister.

(4) The Minister may appoint two members to the Forum.

(5) HRI shall have regard to any opinions expressed by the Forum on any matter affecting the interests represented by the Forum which may be reviewed by HRI.

(6) HRI may publish any opinion or report of the Forum.

(7) HRI in respect of its appointments to the Forum and the Minister in respect of his or her appointments to the Forum shall ensure, in so far as is practicable, an equitable gender balance.