Youth Work Act 2001

Youth Work Committees.

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19.β€”(1) F14 [ An education and training board ] shall, subject to section 20 , appoint a youth work committee for its F14 [ education and training board area ] toβ€”

( a) make recommendations to F14 [ the education and training board ] on the performance by F14 [ the education and training board ] of its functions under this Act, and

( b) advise F14 [ the education and training board ] on any matter on which F14 [ the education and training board ] requests advice.

(2) Where F14 [ an education and training board ], having considered a recommendation made under subsection (1)(a), decides by resolution not to implement the recommendation, it shall, as soon as may be, notify the youth work committee in writing of, and state the reasons for, its decision.

(3) The youth work committee shall, in respect of the notification of the decision referred to in subsection (2), consider the decision and the reasons for it and notwithstanding such decision and reasons may, by resolution, decide to submit the recommendation referred to in subsection (2) to the F14 [ education and training board ] with a request that the recommendation be reconsidered.

(4) The F14 [ education and training board ] shall reconsider a recommendation submitted to it in accordance with subsection (3), and where a recommendation has been so reconsidered and the F14 [ education and training board ] decides by resolution not to implement it, it shall, as soon as may be, notify the youth work committee and the Minister in writing of, and state the reasons for, its decision.

(5) The Minister may, in relation to the notification of a decision referred to in subsection (4), consult with the F14 [ education and training board ] concerned and issue directions to it in relation to the decision, and the F14 [ education and training board ] shall comply with any such directions.

(6) F14 [ An education and training board ] may remove a member of the youth work committee from membership of the youth work committee if, in the opinion of F14 [ the education and training board ], the member has become incapable through ill-health of performing his or her functions or has committed stated misbehaviour, or such removal appears to F14 [ the education and training board ] to be necessary for the effective performance by the youth work committee of its functions.

(7) A youth work committee shall, from among the representatives of F14 [ the education and training board ]β€”

( a) appoint to act as chairperson a person appointed to the committee under section 20(2)(a) , and

( b) appoint any other member of the committee to act as vice-chairperson to perform the functions of the chairperson in the absence of the chairperson.

(8) A member of a youth work committee shall not receive any remuneration for acting as a member of the committee, but F14 [ the education and training board ] concerned may, in accordance with a rate determined by F14 [ the education and training board ], with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance, make payments to a member for travelling and subsistence expenses incurred by the member in respect of the business of the youth work committee.

(9) A youth work committee shall, by standing order or otherwise, regulate its procedure or business at its meetings.

(10) A youth work committee shall hold at least one meeting in each financial year but shall not hold more than 6 meetings in any financial year without the prior consent in writing of the Minister.

(11) The members of a youth work committee shall hold office for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as is determined by F14 [ the education and training board ] but are eligible for re-appointment.