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Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 THE INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL REVIEW PANEL

    1. Establishment and functions

      1. 1.Establishment and membership of the Panel

      2. 2.Functions of the Panel

    2. Independent status

      1. 3.Independence and openness

    3. Appointments, etc.

      1. 4.Appointments to the Panel

      2. 5.Disqualification from membership of the Panel

      3. 6.Termination of membership of the Panel

      4. 7.Code of conduct for Panel members

      5. 8.Administration and finance

      6. 9.Annual report

    4. Procedure

      1. 10.Meetings of the Panel

    5. Determinations

      1. 11.Exercise of functions

      2. 12.Contents of determinations: salaries and allowances

      3. 13.Contents of determinations: pensions, gratuities and allowances

      4. 14.Availability of determinations

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 15.Meaning of “the Panel”

  3. PART 2 THE NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONER FOR STANDARDS

    1. Establishment and functions

      1. 16.Establishment of the Commissioner

      2. 17.Functions of the Commissioner

    2. Independent status

      1. 18.Independence of the Commissioner

    3. Appointment, etc.

      1. 19.Appointment of the Commissioner

      2. 20.Disqualification from being appointed or serving as the Commissioner

      3. 21.Termination of the Commissioner's appointment

      4. 22.Further provision about the Commissioner

      5. 23.Appointment of an Acting Commissioner

    4. Procedure, etc.

      1. 24.Directions to the Commissioner

    5. Investigations

      1. 25.Investigations by the Commissioner

      2. 26.Further investigations

      3. 27.Reports

    6. Investigatory powers of the Commissioner

      1. 28.Power to call for witnesses and documents

      2. 29.Witnesses and documents: notice

      3. 30.Witnesses: oaths

      4. 31.Offences

      5. 32.Protection from defamation actions

      6. 33.Restriction on disclosure of information

  4. PART 3 SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 34.Transitional provisions

      2. 35.Orders

      3. 36.Consequential amendments

      4. 37.Interpretation: general

      5. 38.Commencement

      6. 39.Short title

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DISQUALIFICATION FROM MEMBERSHIP OF THE PANEL

      1. 1.The following persons are disqualified from being appointed or serving...

      2. 2.For the purposes of paragraph 1(c), a person becomes a...

      3. 3.In this Schedule— “civil partner” has the same meaning as...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      PANEL: ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

      1. Terms and conditions

        1. 1.Subject to sections 4 and 6, the Commission shall determine...

      2. Administrative support and accommodation

        1. 2.(1) The Commission shall provide the Panel, or ensure that...

      3. Funding

        1. 3.The Commission shall— (a) pay such sums as are payable...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      DISQUALIFICATION FROM BEING APPOINTED OR SERVING AS THE COMMISSIONER

      1. 1.The following persons are disqualified from being appointed or serving...

      2. 2.For the purposes of paragraph 1(c), a person becomes a...

      3. 3.In this Schedule— “civil partner” has the same meaning as...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      COMMISSIONER: FURTHER PROVISION

      1. Terms and conditions

        1. 1.The terms and conditions of appointment applicable to the Commissioner...

      2. Documents

        1. 2.(1) The application of the seal of the Commissioner is...

      3. Support and accommodation

        1. 3.(1) The Commission shall provide the Commissioner with such administrative...

      4. Goods and services

        1. 4.(1) The Commissioner may, on such terms as the Commissioner...

      5. General Powers

        1. 5.The Commissioner may do anything (except borrow money or employ...

      6. Financial Prudence

        1. 6.(1) The Commissioner shall, in relation to any liability which...

      7. Annual Report

        1. 7.The Commissioner shall, as soon as practicable after the end...

      8. Financial Information

        1. 8.The Commissioner shall provide the Commission with such information about...

      9. Funding

        1. 9.The Commission shall— (a) pay such sums as are payable...

      10. Validity of actions

        1. 10.The validity of the exercise of any function of the...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. The Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (NI 12)

        1. 1.In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to that Order, after...

      2. The Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 7)

        1. 2.In Schedule 2 to the Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland)...

      3. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

        1. 3.In Part 7 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

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