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Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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PART IIIEXPENSES AND ALLOWANCES PAYABLE BY THE COMMITTEE

24.  The expenses of the Committee, including payments in respect of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the members in connection with the discharge of their duties as such, shall be defrayed out of the fund.

25.  The Committee may, in addition to any payment made under paragraph 24, pay to the Chairman of the Committee such allowance as it considers to be reasonable.

26.  The Committee may in addition to any payments made under paragraph 24 or 25, pay to a member of the Committee an attendance allowance in connection with service as a member of the Committee, but such allowance shall not exceed the amount of attendance allowance as the Department may from time to time determine under section 36 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(1).

27.  A member of the Committee entitled to an attendance allowance under paragraph 26 shall make a claim for such allowance in such form as the Committee may direct to the Secretary of the Committee and shall make a declaration that –

(a)he has not or will not make any claim for allowances from any other body in respect of the approved duty to which the claim refers;

(b)the amounts claimed are strictly in accordance with the provisions of this Part; and

(c)he has necessarily incurred or suffered the loss of earnings or additional expenses claimed for the purpose of enabling him to perform an approved duty.

28.  A claim for an attendance allowance shall be submitted to the Committee within four months, or such longer period as the Committee may in exceptional circumstances allow, from the date of the approved duty in respect of which the allowance is claimed.

29.  In this Part –

“approved duty” means attendance at a meeting of the Committee or of any sub-committee thereof or the doing of anything approved by the Committee for the purpose of, or in connection with, the discharge of the functions of the Committee; and

“attendance allowance” means a payment in respect of any loss of earnings necessarily suffered or any additional expenses (other than expenses on account of travelling or subsistence) necessarily suffered or incurred by a member for the purpose of enabling him to perform any approved duty.

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1972 c. 9 (N.I.) as amended by the Financial Provisions (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1041 (N.I. 11)) and S.R. 1999 No. 449

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