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Allowances to Members of the Assembly Act (Northern Ireland) 2000

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3.—(1) An allowance shall be payable under this section to, or in respect of, a person who, on or after 2nd December 1999, ceases (whether on death or otherwise) to be a member of the Assembly.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the allowance payable under this section to, or in respect of, a person shall be an amount equal to the expenses necessarily incurred—

(a)after the date on which he ceased to be a member; but

(b)in connection with the performance of his Assembly duties.

(3) The allowance payable under this section to, or in respect of, a person shall not exceed £11,617 or such other amount as the Commission may by order specify.

(4) An order under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Assembly.

(5) The Commission shall be a rule-making authority for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (NI 12) and accordingly in Part I of the Schedule to that Order after the entry relating to the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission there shall be inserted—

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission.

(6) An allowance under this section in respect of a person who has died shall be payable to such person as the Commission may determine.

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