Public Health (Tobacco) Act, 2002

Meetings and procedure.

16.—(1) The Office shall hold such and so many meetings as may be necessary for the due fulfilment of its functions.

(2) At a meeting of the Office—

(a) the chairperson of the Office shall, if present, be the chairperson of the meeting, or

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

(3) Every question at a meeting shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members of the Office present and voting on the question and, in the case of an equal division of votes, the chairperson of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.

(4) The Office may act notwithstanding one or more vacancies among its members.

(5) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Office shall regulate its procedure by rules or otherwise.

(6) The quorum for a meeting of the Office shall, unless the Minister otherwise directs, be 7.