§ (a.) Any council taking part in the appointment of a joint committee may delegate to the committee any power which the council may exercise for the purpose for which the committee is appointed.
§ (b.) A council shall not he authorised to delegate to a joint committee any power of making a rate or borrowing money.
§ (c.) Subject to the terms of the delegation, the joint committee shall have the same power in all respects with respect to any matter delegated to them as the councils appointing it, or any of them.
(d.) The members of the joint committee may be appointed at such times and in such manner, and shall hold office for such period, as may be fixed by the councils appointing them:
Provided that a member shall not hold office beyond the expiration of fourteen days after the day for the ordinary election of councillors of the council by which he was appointed, or in Scotland after the day for the ordinary election of councillors of the council of the county in which the district is situated.
§ (e.) The costs of a joint committee shall be defrayed by the councils by whom the committee is appointed, in such proportions as they may agree upon.
§ (f.) When any of the councils joining in the appointment of a joint committee is a county or district council other than a borough council, the accounts of the joint committee shall be audited in like manner and with the power to the officer auditing the accounts, and with the like incidents and consequences, as the accounts of a county council.
§ (g.) The chairman at any meeting of the committee shall have a second or casting vote.
§ (h.) The quorum, proceedings, and place of meeting of a committee, whether within or without the area within which the committee are to exercise their authority, shall be such as may be determined by regulations jointly made by the councils appointing the committee.
§ (i.) Subject to those regulations, the quorum, proceedings, and place of meeting, whether within or without the area within which the committee are to exercise their jurisdiction, shall be such as the committee direct.
MR. CALDWELL moved, at the end of paragraph (e), after the word "upon," to insert the words:—
And in the event of their differing in opinion, as may be determined by the Board of Trade on an application by cither council.
§ Amendment agreed to.
MR. CALDWELL moved, at the end of paragraph (h), after the word "committee," to insert the words—
And in the event of their differing in opinion, as may be determined by the Board of Trade on an application by either council.
§ Amendment agreed to.621
§ Bill to be read the Third time upon Monday next, and to be printed.—[Bill 304.]