Constitution – Chapter 5 – Committee on Prerogative of Mercy

Committee on Prerogative of Mercy.

67.- (1) There shall be for Saint Christopher and Nevis an Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy (hereinafter in this section referred to as the Committee) which shall consist of-

a) the Minister for the time being designated under section 66(2), who shall be chairman;

b) the Attorney-General; and

c) not less than three nor more than four other members appointed by the Governor-General.

(2) A member of the Committee appointed under subsection (1)(c) shall hold his seat thereon for such period as may be specified by the Governor-General at the time of his appointment:

Provided that his seat shall become vacant-

a) in the case of a person who was a Minister when he was appointed, if he ceases to be a Minister; or

b) if the Governor-General so directs.

(3) The Committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership or the absence of any member and its proceedings shall not be invalidated by the presence or participation of any person not entitled to be present at or to participate in those proceedings.

(4) The Committee may regulate its own procedure.

(5) In the exercise of his functions under this section, the Governor-General shall act in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.


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