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DEFRA is to seek approval from the Government for a Legislative Reform Order (LRO) to amend the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and allow reforms to be made to the RCVS Council. If taken forward and approved, the LRO could take effect in 2017, initiating a transitional period in which the Council would reduce in size from its current 42 members to 25 members.
Defra formally consulted on options for amending the constitution of the RCVS Council towards the end of last year (VR, November 7, 2015, vol 177, pp 452, 453). It subsequently …