(1)Section 48 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (pensions etc. of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly) is amended as follows.
(2)In subsection (1)(b), for “such an office as is mentioned in section 47(3)(a)” substitute “ an office within subsection (1A) ”.
(3)After subsection (1) insert—
“(1A)An office is within this subsection if the salary payable under section 47 to a member of the Assembly holding the office is higher than the salary payable under that section to members of the Assembly generally.”
(4)In subsection (3), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “provision”, after “Assembly” insert “ (which may include provision establishing an office or body, provision conferring functions on an office-holder or body and ancillary provision) ”.