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Northern Ireland Act 1998

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48Pensions of members

(1)The Assembly may make provision for the payment of pensions, gratuities or allowances to, or in respect of, any person who—

(a)has ceased to be a member of the Assembly; or

(b)has ceased to hold such an office as is mentioned in section 47(3)(a) but continues to be a member of the Assembly.

(2)Such provision may, in particular, include provision for—

(a)contributions or payments towards provision for such pensions, gratuities or allowances;

(b)the establishment and administration (whether by the Commission or otherwise) of one or more pension schemes.

(3)In this section—

  • “the Commission” means the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission;

  • “provision” includes provision—

    (a)

    by an Act of the Assembly; or

    (b)

    by a resolution of the Assembly conferring functions on the Commission.

(4)Any expenditure incurred by the Assembly under this section shall be defrayed out of money appropriated by Act of the Assembly.

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