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The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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PART 1Constitution of the Committee

1.  The Committee appointed by the Minister shall consist of—

(a)a chairperson;

(b)two members as appears to the Minister to be appropriate;

(c)five members appointed after consultation with such organisations as may be recognised by the Minister as representative of employing authorities; and

(d)five members appointed after consultation with such organisations as may be recognised by the Minister as representative of employees affected by the Scheme.

2.—(1) Subject to the provisions in sub-paragraph (2) and paragraph 5, the term of office of a member of the Committee (“Committee member”) shall be four years from the date of that Committee member’s appointment.

(2) The Minister may extend the term of office of a Committee member or the chairperson of the Committee by a maximum period of eighteen months.

3.  The quorum of the Committee shall be six, or such other number as the Committee may, with the approval of the Department, determine.

4.  The Committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its numbers so long as the number of vacancies does not exceed the number of remaining Committee members.

5.  A casual vacancy occurring in the membership of the Committee shall be filled by the Minister after consultation with the Committee, and a person so appointed shall hold office for the residue of the term of the Committee member in whose place that person was appointed.

6.  A Committee member may resign that Committee member’s membership by giving notice in writing, signed by the Committee member, to the Minister.

7.  Where any Committee member is absent from the meetings thereof for more than six months consecutively (except for a reason approved by the Minister) or becomes bankrupt or makes a composition with creditors or is convicted of an indictable offence, the Committee shall forthwith by resolution declare the office to be vacant and shall notify that fact in such a manner as it thinks fit, and thereupon the office shall become vacant.

8.  A Committee member on vacating office at the expiry of the term thereof shall (subject to the foregoing provisions of this Schedule) be eligible for re-appointment.

9.  No defect in the appointment of any person acting as a Committee member shall vitiate any proceedings of the Committee in which that person has taken part.

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