The power of the five to halt ARB business by making it inquorate is perfectly clear (AJ 20.07.06). It is a statutory provision, clearly stated in the Architects Act. Humphrey Lloyd may complain all he likes now he cannot get his way, but he cannot change the law.
The board should take heed of the new members. In September the retention fee for next year must be approved. Should the Reform Group approve it? Of course it should, but only on terms which bring the Board's remit firmly back to earth.
Ian Salisbury, Oxford