883. Giving of advice.

883.     Giving of advice.

Except in relation to meetings of the investigating committee1, any advice tendered by a legal, clinical or specialist adviser2 at a meeting or hearing must be tendered in the presence of every party, or person representing a party, in attendance at the meeting or hearing3.

However where a statutory committee4, or another committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council which is not a statutory committee5, has begun to deliberate on its decision and needs to obtain advice in the course of its deliberations, a legal adviser may tender advice to the committee notwithstanding the absence