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Appointments Committee Rules - GDC Paper

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									                                                               Item 11C
                                                                 Council
                                                      18 September 2007



    Appointments Committee and Appointment of Members of
                     Committee Rules


Group Members                     Hew Mathewson, President, Chair
                                  Julia Brewin, Paul Cook, Sally Irvine, Paul
                                  Langmaid, Sheila Phillips, Carol Varlaam

Purpose of paper                  For action

Mission statement/business plan   To be professional and businesslike


Issues                            The tenure of the Appointments Committee
                                  needs to be extended to enable new
                                  panellists to be appointed until the proposed
                                  changes from the White Paper are in place.

Recommendations                   Paragraph 5



Authorship and origins of paper   Margaret Thomas in the light of decisions
                                  taken by Council

Presentation to Council           Duncan Rudkin


Further information               Margaret Thomas
                                  mthomas@gdc-uk.org
                                  T: +44 (0)20 7887 3846
                                                                                 Annex


Introduction

1.   At its meeting on 7 March 2007, Council agreed that the current Appointments
     Committee’s term of office should be extended for a further year to enable new
     panellists to be appointed until the proposed changes from the White Paper were in
     place.

Discussion

2.   The draft General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and Appointment of
     Members of Committees) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2007 is attached as
     an Annex to this paper and the Constitution Review Working Group has
     recommended that Council makes these Rules.
3.   The Order will come into force on receiving the Privy Council’s approval which will
     happen shortly.
4.   There are no E+D, communications, standards or resource implications for this
     meeting.

Recommendations

5.   Council is asked to make the Rules in the Annex to this paper.




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                                                                                                Annex

                                STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS



                                                     2007 No. xxxx

        HEALTH CARE AND ASSOCIATED PROFESSIONS
                                                           DENTISTS

                     PROFESSIONS COMPLEMENTARY TO DENTISTRY

     The General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and
    Appointment of Members of Committees) (Amendment) Rules
                      Order of Council 2007

                       Made          -     -     -     -                      [xxx]
                       Coming into force -             -                      [xxx]

                          At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the [xx] day of [xx] 2007

                          By the Lords of her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council


The General Dental Council have made the General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and
Appointment of Members of Committees) (Amendment) Rules 2007 as set out in the Schedule to this
Order.

In accordance with section 50C(2) and (3) of the Dentists Act 1984(1) such Rules shall not come into
force until approved by order of the Privy Council.

Having considered the Rules, their Lordships approve them.

This Order may be cited as the General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and Appointment of
Members of Committees) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2007 and shall come into force on
[xxx] 2007.


                                                                                      Judith Simpson
                                                                           Clerk of the Privy Council




(1) 1984 c.24; section 50C was inserted by S.I. 2005/2011.
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                                                                                                        Annex

                                                    SCHEDULE
 The General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and Appointment of
            Members of Committees) (Amendment) Rules 2007
The General Dental Council make the following Rules in exercise of their power conferred under
paragraph 8(1)(c) of Schedule 1 to the Dentists Act 1984(2).

Citation and commencement
  1. These Rules may be cited as the General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and
Appointment of Members of Committees) (Amendment) Rules 2007 and shall come into force on
[xxx].

Amendment of rule 7 of the General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and Appointment
of Members of Committees) Rules 2006
 2. In the General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and Appointment of Members of
Committees) Rules 2006(3), in rule 7 (tenure)—
    (a) in paragraph (1), for “The term” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A), the term”; and
    (b) after paragraph (1) insert—
          “(1A) The term of office of a member of the Appointments Committee whose term of office,
        in the absence of this paragraph, would expire at the end of 31st December 2007 shall expire at
        the end of 31st December 2008.”.


Given under the official seal of the General Dental Council on [18 th September 2007].




                                                                                        Hew Byrne Mathewson
                                                                                                   President


                                                                                         Duncan Hugh Rudkin
                                                                                                   Registrar


                                               EXPLANATORY NOTE
                                          (This note is not part of the Order)

  This Order, which is made under the Dentists Act 1984, approves Rules made by the General Dental
Council which amend the General Dental Council (Appointments Committee and Appointment of
Members of Committees) Rules 2006. The effect of the amendment is to extend the tenure of office of a
member of the General Dental Council’s Appointments Committee by one year, so that members’
terms of office expire on 31st December 2008.




(2) 1984 c.24; paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 was amended by S.I. 2001/3926 and 2005/2011.
(3) Scheduled to S.I. 2006/1664.
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