Electoral Commission

Delegated Legislation – in the House of Commons at 10:24 pm on 26 March 2001.

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Queen's recommendation having been signified--

That the following provision shall be made with respect to the remuneration and expenses of the Electoral Commissioners ("a relevant Commissioner") other than the Chairman of the Electoral Commission:

(1) In respect of remuneration a relevant Commissioner shall be paid £275 for each day on which he performs functions as such.

(2) A relevant Commissioner shall be paid the actual amount of his expenses incurred in connection with the discharge of his functions as such on travel, accommodation and subsistence.

(3) This resolution shall take effect from 19th January 2001.

That the following provision shall be made with respect to the remuneration and expenses of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission ("the Chairman"):

(1) In respect of remuneration for service between 19th January 2001 and 18th January 2002, the Chairman shall be paid £116,000.

(2) In respect of the period starting with 19th January 2002, the first anniversary of his appointment, and ending immediately before the second anniversary, the Chairman shall be paid as remuneration for that period the sum of £120,000 increased (where applicable) by the same percentage of that sum as the percentage (if any) or total of the percentages (if more than one) used to increase the salary of a High Court judge during the period of one year immediately preceding that first anniversary of the Chairman's appointment.

(3) In respect of the period starting with the second and any subsequent anniversary of his appointment and ending immediately before the next such anniversary, the Chairman shall be paid as remuneration for that period the sum payable during the immediately preceding period of one year increased (where applicable) by the same percentage of that sum as the percentage (if any) or total of the percentages (if more than one) used to increase the salary of a High Court Judge during the period of one year immediately preceding the anniversary at the beginning of the period in question.

(4) Where during any of the periods referred to above the Chairman ceases to hold that office, the sum to be paid to him in respect of that period shall be such proportion of the entire sum as reflects the portion of that period that he held the office of Chairman.

(5) The Chairman shall be paid the actual amount of his expenses incurred in connection with the discharge of his duties as Chairman on travel, accommodation and subsistence.

(6) The pension of the Chairman shall be broadly by analogy with the pension scheme of the staff of the Commission, thereby delivering a pension based on the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme which provides for a pension accruing at a rate of one-eightieth of salary per year of service, with a lump sum of three times the annual pension and provision for death benefits and dependants' pensions.

(7) This resolution shall take effect from 19th January 2001.--[Mr. Jamieson.]

Question agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),