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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 22 September 2019 at 20:54)
14.2 Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Panel
(1) There is established by this Act a Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Panel (the Advisory Panel).(2) The function of the Advisory Panel is to advise the Minister on any matter on which the Minister requests advice that relates to the management of biodiversity conservation. The Advisory Panel also has the function of advising the Environment Agency Head on any proposed declaration of an area of outstanding biodiversity value.(3) The Advisory Panel is subject to the control and direction of the Minister in relation to the work it undertakes, but is not subject to the control and direction of the Minister in relation to the content of any advice given by the Advisory Panel.(4) The Advisory Panel is to consist of not less than 5, and not more than 8, members appointed by the Minister. The members of the Advisory Panel are to have such qualifications and expertise as the Minister considers appropriate for the work of the Panel.(5) The Minister is to appoint one of the members of the Advisory Panel as the Chairperson of the Panel.(6) The Advisory Panel may consult with, obtain advice from, or request the assistance of any person who has expertise relevant to the work of the Panel.(7) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the members and procedure of the Advisory Panel.