12.4. The advisory committee may form special committees to study specific questions, gather pertinent information and report to the committee on their findings and recommendations.
A special committee is composed of an equal number of committee members appointed under each of subparagraphs 2 and 3 of the first paragraph of section 12.6.
At the request of the advisory committee, the Minister may appoint persons who are not members of the committee as temporary members of a special committee. These persons are not remunerated; however, they may be compensated for the costs they incur to attend meetings and may receive an attendance allowance and the fees set by the Government.