National Library Act 1965
Commenced: 1 Apr 1966
Trustees of the National Library
Power to appoint committees
14. Power to appoint committees---(1) The Trustees may from time to
time, by resolution, appoint or discharge or alter or continue or
(a) An executive committee of not fewer than 3 members:
(b) A special committee, consisting of  members of whom one shall
be the Secretary for Internal Affairs and one shall be a trustee
appointed or holding office under section 9 of this Act and
having special interest in and knowledge of the Alexander
Turnbull Library, to advise the Trustees on all matters relating
to the Alexander Turnbull Library, and to exercise such powers
as are delegated to them under this section:
(c) Other special committees for particular purposes.
(2) Every member of the executive committee shall be a trustee
appointed or holding office under section 9 of this Act, but (subject to
paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section) any person may be
appointed to a special committee, notwithstanding that he is not such a
(3) The Trustees may delegate to any committee appointed under this
section such of their powers as they think fit.
(4) Subject to any general or special directions given or conditions
attached by the Trustees, any powers and functions so delegated may be
performed and exercised by any committee appointed under this section
with the same effect as if those powers and functions had been directly
conferred by this Act and not by delegation.
(5) Every such delegation shall be revocable at will, and no such
delegation shall prevent the exercise of any power by the Trustees.
(6) Unless and until any such delegation is revoked, it shall continue
in force according to its tenor.
In subs. 1) (b) the expression ``5'' was substituted for the
expression ``4'' by s. 2 of the National Library Amendment Act 1973.