1   Short title

   2   Interpretation


Establishment and Functions of the Council

   3   Establishment and constitution of the Council

   4   Incorporation

   5   Functions of the Council

   6   Procedure and meetings

   7   Committees

   8   Power to appoint officers, agents and servants

   9   Protection of members of the Council

   10   Remuneration of members



   11   Funds and resources of the Council

   12   Accounts and audit

   13   Annual reports and estimates



   14   Regulations

   15   Discoveries and inventions

   16   Exemption from income tax

   17   Policy directions

   18   Offences



[Date of Commencement: 16th June, 1960]

Law 30 of 1960.

39 of 1963,
2 of 1987,
3 of 2007.

GN 56/1965.

Preliminary (sections 1-2)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Scientific Research Council Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Council and includes any person appointed to act as chairman of the Council;

   "Council" means the Scientific Research Council established in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

   "invention" includes any new process or new technique, whether or not a patent could be granted in relation thereto;

   "member" means a member of the Council and includes the chairman.

Establishment and Functions of the Council (sections 3-10)

3   Establishment and constitution of the Council

   (1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the Scientific Research Council.

   (2) The Council shall consist of such number of persons, not being less than seven or more than ten, as the Minister may from time to time determine.

[39/1962 s 2; 2/1987 s 2(a).]

   (3) The members of the Council shall be appointed by the Minister by instrument in writing from amongst persons appearing to him to be qualified as having had experience, and shown capacity, in matters relating to science, technology, industry, finance or administration.

   (4) At least one member of the Council be a person engaged in the work of a scientific research organisation not maintained by the Government of this Island, and at lent two members shall be persons not engaged in the work, management or direction of any organisation concerned with scientific research or development.

[2/1987 s 2 (b).]

   (5) A member of the Council shall, subject to the provisions of subsections (9), (10) and (11), hold office for two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

[2/1987 s 2(c).]

   (6) The Minster shall appoint one of the members of like Council to be the chairman thereof and, where the chairman is granted leave of absence under subsection (8) or is unable to act, an acting chairman of the Council.

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