Defence Act 1954
The Council of Defence.
11.— (1) There shall stand established a body to be called the Council of Defence (in this section referred to as the Council) to aid and counsel the Minister on all matters in relation to the business of the Department of Defence on which the Minister may consult the Council.
(2) The Council shall consist of two civil members, namely, the F15 [ Minister of State at the Department of Defence ] and the Secretary of the Department of Defence, and three military members, namely, the Chief of Staff, the Adjutant-General and the Quartermaster-General.
(3) The Secretary of the Department of Defence shall be secretary of the Council.
(4) The Council shall meet whenever summoned by the Minister.
Substituted (1.01.1978) by Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1977 (28/1977), s. 5, S.I. No. 378 of 1977.
Modifications (not altering text):
Terms “Adjutant-General” and “Quartermaster-General” construed (1.10.1998) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1998 (31/1998), s. 10(3), S.I. No. 366 of 1998.
(3) (a) References in sections 11 and 40 of the Principal Act to the Adjutant-General shall be construed as references to the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations).
(b) References in the said sections 11 and 40 to the Quartermaster-General shall be construed as references to the Deputy Chief of Staff (Support).