(1) There shall be an advisory committee which shall be known as the Indigenous Forest Timber Advisory Committee.
(2) The Committee shall consist of—
(3) Where a person who is a member of the Committee by virtue of his office in terms of paragraph (a), paragraph (b), or paragraph (d) of subclause (2) of this regulation is for any reason unable to attend any meeting of the Committee, the person who, in the event of the absence, illness, incapacity death, or other disability of the holder of the office, would at the time of the meeting be ordinarily entitled or appointed to exercise the ordinary duties of the office shall be entitled to attend the meeting in his stead.
(4) Where a person entitled by virtue of appointment under paragraph (c) or paragraph (e) of subclause (2) of this regulation is for any reason unable to attend any meeting of the Committee, a substitute who is eligible to be appointed under the paragraph may be appointed by the relevant appointing authority generally or for that meeting, and shall be entitled to attend the meeting in his stead.
(5) While any person is attending any meeting of the Committee in accordance with authority conferred under subclause (3) or subclause (4) of this regulation, he shall be deemed for all purposes to be a member of the Committee.
(6) The fact, duly recorded in the minutes of any meeting of the Committee, that a person has attended that meeting in one of the capacities specified in the foregoing provisions of this regulation, shall be sufficient evidence of his authority to do so in the absence of proof to the contrary.
(7) The Committee or any subcommittee may by resolution authorise any person to attend its meetings or any of them as a non-voting observer.
Regulation 3(2)(b) was substituted, as from 16 March 1973, by regulation 2 Indigenous Forest Timber Advisory Committee Regulations 1966, Amendment No 1 (SR 1973/58).