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The Local Authorities (Allowances for Members) (Wales) Regulations 2007

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PART 5Administrative Arrangements

Avoidance of duplication

22.—(1) A claim for a payment by way of travelling allowance or subsistence allowance must include, or be accompanied by, a statement signed by the member that the member has not made and will not make any other claim in respect of the matter to which the claim relates.

(2) No payment may be made to a person under any provision of section 176 of the 1972 Act in respect of a matter as regards which a payment has been made to that person pursuant to any provision of a scheme under Part 2 of these Regulations.

Paying allowances

23.  Any payment by way of travelling allowance or subsistence allowance to a member of an appeal panel constituted in accordance with regulations under section 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(1) must be paid by the authority which maintains the school or schools in relation to which the appeal panel is constituted.

Records of allowances

24.—(1) An authority must keep a record of the payments made by it in accordance with these Regulations or any scheme made pursuant to them.

(2) Such record must —

(a)specify the name of the recipient and the amount and nature of each payment; and

(b)be available, at all reasonable times, for inspection (free of charge) by any local government elector (within the meaning of section 270(1) of the 1972 Act) for the area of the authority.

(3) A person who is entitled to inspect a record under paragraph (2) may make a copy of any part of it upon payment of such reasonable fee as may be required by the authority.

Publicity

25.—(1) An authority must, as soon as practicable after the making or amendment of any scheme made pursuant to these Regulations, make arrangements for its publication within the authority’s area.

(2) As soon as practicable after the end of a year to which a scheme relates, an authority must make arrangements for the publication within the authority’s area of the total sum paid by it in that year under the scheme to each member who is a councillor in respect of each of the following—

(a)basic allowance;

(b)special responsibility allowance; and

(c)care allowance.

(3) As soon as practicable after the end of a year, an authority must make arrangements for the publication within the authority’s area of the total sum paid by it in that year to each member in respect of the following—

(a)travelling allowance;

(b)subsistence allowance; and

(c)co-optees' allowance.

(1)

1998 c. 31; section 94 was amended by the Education Act 2002 (c. 31), section 51, see the Education (Admission Appeals Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/1398) (W.112).

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