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Local Government (Superannuation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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PART IIPOWERS OF THE COMMITTEE

1.  The Committee, which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, and with capacity to acquire and hold land, shall subject to paragraphs 2 to 8, perform such functions as may be assigned to them by these regulations.

2.  The Committee may appoint a sub-committee or an officer employed by the Committee to discharge, with or without restrictions or conditions as the Committee thinks fit, any of the functions assigned to the Committee by regulations P2 and P3.

3.  The number of members of a sub-committee appointed under paragraph 2, and their term of office shall be fixed by the Committee or in the case of an officer his term of office shall be fixed by the Committee.

4.  A sub-committee appointed under paragraph 2 shall consist of members of the Committee and may include officers of the Committee appointed under paragraphs 11 and 12.

5.  A sub-committee or an officer appointed under paragraph 2 shall report to the Committee at each of its meetings setting out all actions taken under such appointment.

6.  The Committee may revoke any appointment made under paragraph 2, or any restriction or condition imposed under paragraph 2 or anything fixed under paragraph 3.

7.  Any arrangements made by the Committee for the discharge of the functions specified in regulations P2 and P3 by a sub-committee or officer shall not prevent the Committee from exercising those functions.

8.  The seal of the Committee shall be authenticated by the signatures of 2 of the members and of the secretary or some other person authorised by the Committee to act in that behalf.

9.  Every document purporting to be an instrument issued by the Committee and to be sealed with the seal of the Committee authenticated in the manner provided by paragraph 8, or to be signed by the secretary or any person authorised to act in that behalf, shall be received in evidence and, unless the contrary is proved, shall be deemed to be such instrument without further proof.

10.  Subject to the provisions of these regulations, the Committee shall have power to regulate their own procedure.

11.  The Committee may with the approval of the Department appoint persons to hold any of the following offices—

(a)Secretary to the Committee;

(b)Deputy Secretary to the Committee;

(c)such other offices under the Committee as the Department may designate in writing.

12.  In addition to the appointments mentioned in paragraph 11, the Committee may appoint such other officers as may be required for the performance of the functions of the Committee.

13.—(1) The Committee may make arrangements with any district council, area board or public body for the exercise of any superannuation function by the Committee on behalf of the district council, area board or public body on such terms as may be provided for by the arrangements.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph, “area board” means an Education and Library Board established under Article 3 of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or a Health and Social Services Board established under Article 16 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1).

14.  Section 18(2) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to any appointment made by virtue of paragraphs 11 or 12 as if each of these paragraphs were an enactment referred to in the said section 18(2) but a person shall not be removed from any office mentioned in paragraph 11 without the written concurrence of the Department.

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