PART 3Expense and Allowances Payable by the Committee

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

2.  The Committee may, with the approval of the Department, in addition to any payment made under paragraph 1 of this Part of this Schedule, pay to the Chairperson of the Committee such allowance as it considers to be reasonable.

3.—(1) The Committee may, with the approval of the Department, pay to a Committee member an allowance, in addition to any payments made under paragraph 1 of this Part of this Schedule.

(2) Such allowance shall not exceed the amount as the Department may from time to time determine under section 36 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(1).

(3) The allowance shall be claimed in respect of an approved duty by a Committee member.

(4) A claim shall be made to the Secretary of the Committee in such form as the Committee may direct and shall include a declaration that the Committee member—

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

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

4.  A claim for an allowance shall be submitted to the Committee within one month, 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.

5.  In this Part of this Schedule, “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.


1972 Chapter 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.