§ 54.—(1) There shall be a body corporate to be known as the Telecommunications Consumers' Council (in this Part referred to as 'the Council') for the purpose of performing the functions assigned to it by this Part.
§ (2) The Council shall consist of a chairman and such other members as the Secretary of State may from time to time appoint.
§ (3) In appointing members for the Council, the Secretary of State shall so far as practicable, ensure—
- (a) that the members of the Council include members who, by reason of their familiarity with the special requirements and circumstances of the different areas of Great Britain or of small businesses, are able together to represent the interests of consumers of telecommunication services in all those areas and such businesses; and
- (b) that the interests of consumers of telecommunication services in different areas are represented by different members wherever that appears to the Secretary of State to be appropriate having regard to the manner in which the various parts of the telecommunication services in Great Britain organise themselves.
§ (4) In appointing members for the Council, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the desirability of appointing persons who have experience in or knowledge of activities connected with telecommunication services.
§ (5) A member of the Council shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of the instrument appointing him and shall, on ceasing to hold office, be eligible for re-appointment.
§ (6) The provisions of Schedule X to this Act shall have effect with respect to the Council.".'.