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The Occupational Pension Schemes (Member-nominated Trustees and Directors) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) The trustees of the scheme shall invite nominations to be made for the filling of vacancies by giving notice in writing to the active members specifying the last date on which nominations may be made (being a date not earlier than one month after the date on which the notice is given).

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), any person may be nominated to be a member-nominated trustee (including a person already serving as such).

(3) A person who is not a member of the scheme may only be nominated if—

(a)his nomination is approved in writing by the employer, or

(b)the employer does not require his approval to be obtained.

(4) A nomination must be made by an active member of the scheme and be supported by at least one other active member.

(5) A nomination must be made—

(a)by notice in writing to the trustees of the scheme, and

(b)with the consent in writing of the person nominated.

(6) A notice under sub-paragraph (1) must specify in general terms the arrangements that the trustees are proposing to make to comply with the requirements of Article 16, specifying in particular the matters which would be required by paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 1 to be specified in a notice given by the trustees under paragraph 2 of that Schedule if they were proposing appropriate rules.

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