ADMINISTRATION OF PARLIAMENT ACT.


ADMINISTRATION OF PARLIAMENT ACT.

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

   1.   Interpretation.

 

PART II
THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION.

 

   2.   Establishment of the commission.

 

   3.   Tenure of office.

 

   4.   Vacation of office of a commissioner.

 

   5.   Removal of a commissioner.

 

   6.   Functions of the commission.

 

PART IIA
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION.

 

   6A.   Leader of the Opposition.

 

   6B.   How Leader of Opposition to be chosen.

 

   6C.   How Leader of the Opposition ceases to hold office.

 

   6D.   Status of the Leader of the Opposition.

 

   6E.   Role and functions of Leader of the Opposition.

 

   6F.   Benefits and privileges of Leader of the Opposition.

 

   6G.   Rules to prescribe other matters.

 

PART IIB
CHIEF WHIPS AND PARTY WHIPS.

 

   6H.   Government Chief Whip.

 

   6I.   The Chief Opposition Whip.

 

   6J.   The Party Whips.

 

PART III
PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE.

 

   7.   Decisions of the commission.

 

   8.   Meetings of the commission.

 

   9.   The parliamentary service.

 

   10.   Clerk.

 

   11.   Delegation by the clerk.

 

   12.   Responsibilities of the Speaker.

 

   13.   Consultation with Public Service Commission.

 

   14.   Creation of offices.

 

   15.   Recruitment.

 

   16.   Terms of employment.

 

   17.   Leave to serve under other Acts.

 

   18.   Oath.

 

PART IV
FINANCE.

 

   19.   Financial year estimates.

 

   20.   Expenses of Parliament.

 

   21.   Bank accounts.

 

   22.   Commission to establish procedures.

 

   23.   Tender board.

 

PART V
DEPARTMENTS OF PARLIAMENT.

 

   24.   Establishment of departments.

 

   25.   Creation of departments.

 

   26.   Abolition and merger.

 

PART VI
SALARY AND ALLOWANCES.

 

   27.   Salary classification.

 

   28.   Allowances.

 

   29.   Hours of duty.

 

   30.   Leave.

 

   31.   Deductions from entitlements.

 

   32.   Allowances of members of the commission.

 

PART VII
DISCIPLINE.

 

   33.   Disciplinary procedures.

 

PART VIII
RESIGNATION, RETIREMENT AND RETRENCHMENT.

 

   34.   Retirement age.

 

   35.   Incapacity or infirmity.

 

   36.   Commission to determine entitlement.

 

PART IX
MISCELLANEOUS.

 

   37.   Regulations.

 

   38.   Accounts and audits.

 

   39.   Annual report.

 

 

 

CHAPTER 257
ADMINISTRATION OF PARLIAMENT ACT.

Commencement: 15 August, 1997.

   An Act to provide for the administration of Parliament and for the employment and remuneration of officers and staff of Parliament and for other purposes connected therewith.

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

 

(a)   "classification" means arrangement of officers and offices in classes and includes the allotment to officers or offices of salaries or limits of salary according to the value of their work;

 

(a1)   "Chief Opposition Whip" means the person referred to in section 6I;

 

(b)   "clerk" means the clerk to Parliament;

 

(c)   "commission" means the Parliamentary Commission established under this Act;

 

(d)   "financial year" has the same meaning as in the Constitution;

 

(da)   "Government Chief Whip" means the person referred to in section 6H;

 

(e)   "leader of Government business" means a Minister of Government so designated by the President;

 

(ea)   "Leader of the Opposition" means the member of Parliament who is the leader in Parliament of the party in opposition to the Government and having the greatest numerical strength in Parliament;

 

(f)   "office" means an office in the service created under section 14 but does not include the office of the clerk;

 

(fa)   "Party Whip" means the person referred to in section 6J;

 

(g)   "service" means the parliamentary service established under section 9;

 

(h)   "unattached officer" means an officer who is not occupying an office.

PART II
THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION.

 

2.   Establishment of the commission.

(1) There shall be a commission called the Parliamentary Commission.

(2) The Commission shall be composed of the Speaker, the Leader of Government Business or his or her nominee, the Leader of the Opposition or his or her nominee, the Minister responsible for finance and four members of Parliament one of whom shall come from the opposition and none of whom shall be a Minister.

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