Water Services Act 2017


Removal or resignation of member of Forum

28. (1) A member ceases to be a member of the Forum if—

(a) he or she has become incapable through ill health of effectively performing his or her functions,

(b) he or she has committed stated misbehaviour,

(c) his or her removal appears to the Minister to be necessary for the effective performance by the Forum of its functions, or

(d) he or she is—

(i) convicted on indictment of an offence,

(ii) convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty, or

(iii) convicted outside the State of an offence consisting of acts or omissions which would constitute an offence triable on indictment if done or made in the State.

(2) Where a member of the Forum—

(a) dies,

(b) ceases to be a member of the Forum,

(c) resigns his or her membership of the Forum, or

(d) is removed from membership of the Forum,

the Minister may appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term of office of the member whose death, cessation of membership, resignation or removal occasioned the vacancy and that person so appointed shall, subject to this section, be eligible for reappointment as a member of the Forum on the expiry of such period.

(3) A member may resign his or her membership of the Forum by letter addressed to the Minister.

(4) A resignation under subsection (3) shall be effective on the later of—

(a) the date (if any) specified in the letter, or

(b) such other date as may be agreed by the member with the Minister.