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Part 1 E+W+S+N.I.Members of the IPSA

MembershipE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)The IPSA is to consist of the following members—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)one member who is to chair it (“the chair”) appointed in accordance with paragraph 2, and

(b)four other members (referred to in this Schedule as “ordinary members”) appointed in accordance with that paragraph.

(2)At least one of the members of the IPSA must be a person who has held (but no longer holds) high judicial office (within the meaning of Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)).

(3)At least one of the members of the IPSA must be a person who is qualified under Schedule 3 to the National Audit Act 1983 (c. 44) to be an auditor for the National Audit Office.

(4)One of the members of the IPSA (“the Parliamentary member”) must be a person who has been (but is no longer) a member of the House of Commons.

(5)Apart from the Parliamentary member, a person who has been a member of the House of Commons at any time within the last five years may not be a member of the IPSA.

Appointment of chair and ordinary membersE+W+S+N.I.

2(1)The chair of the IPSA is to be appointed by Her Majesty on an address of the House of Commons.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An ordinary member of the IPSA is to be appointed by Her Majesty on an address of the House of Commons.

(3)A motion for an address under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) may be made only with the agreement of the Speaker.

(4)The person the subject of the motion must have been selected by the Speaker on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

(5)The Speaker must not select a candidate without the agreement of the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Terms and conditions: generalE+W+S+N.I.

3(1)Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the chair of the IPSA and the ordinary members of the IPSA hold office in accordance with the terms and conditions of their appointment.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Those terms and conditions are to be determined by the Speaker.

Term of officeE+W+S+N.I.

4(1)The chair of the IPSA is to be appointed for a fixed term not exceeding five years.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The ordinary members of the IPSA are to be appointed for a fixed term not exceeding five years.

(3)A person who has held office as a member of the IPSA (whether as the chair or an ordinary member) may be re-appointed as a member once only, for a further period (whether consecutive or not) not exceeding three years.

Resignation and removal from officeE+W+S+N.I.

5(1)The chair of the IPSA may resign from office by giving written notice to the Speaker.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)An ordinary member of the IPSA may resign from office by giving written notice to the Speaker.

(3)Her Majesty may remove the chair of the IPSA from office on an address of both Houses of Parliament.

(4)Her Majesty may remove an ordinary member of the IPSA from office on an address of both Houses of Parliament.

(5)A person who ceases to hold office as the chair of the IPSA also ceases to be a member of the IPSA.

RemunerationE+W+S+N.I.

6(1)The terms and conditions on which a person is appointed as the chair of the IPSA or as an ordinary member of the IPSA may provide for the IPSA—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)to pay remuneration and allowances to the person;

(b)to make provision for a pension in relation to that person.

(2)The IPSA must make the payment or provision accordingly.

Code of conductE+W+S+N.I.

7(1)The IPSA must issue, and may from time to time revise, a code of conduct for its members.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The code must in particular—

(a)incorporate the Nolan principles or such other similar principles as may be adopted by the IPSA from time to time, and

(b)include provision about the disclosure of interests by the members of the IPSA.

(3)The Nolan principles” means the seven general principles of public life set out in the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (Cm 2850).

DisqualificationE+W+S+N.I.

8(1)In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24) (bodies of which all members are disqualified), at the appropriate place insert— “ The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. ”E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25) (bodies of which all members are disqualified), at the appropriate place insert— “ The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. ”

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