Civil List Act 1979

  • repealed
  • Civil List Act 1979: repealed, on 16 December 2013, by section 64 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).
18 Salaries and allowances of members of Parliament
  • (1) The salary and allowance of each member of Parliament shall be payable in respect of the period commencing on the day after polling day for the election at which the member is elected and ending with the earlier of the following days:

    • (a) polling day for the next general election of members of Parliament:

    • (b) the day on which the member's seat becomes vacant, by death or otherwise.

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a member is returned unopposed at a by-election that is not contested, the period in respect of which the salary and allowance of that member shall be payable shall commence on the day on which the Returning Officer publicly declares that member to be elected.

    (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where any person who was a member immediately before the dissolution of any Parliament is not a candidate at the next general election of members of Parliament or is an unsuccessful candidate at that general election, a salary, at the rate payable, as at polling day for that election, to a member of Parliament, shall be payable—

    • (a) in the case of a person who was a Minister of the Crown or a member of the Executive Council or a Parliamentary Under-Secretary or the Speaker or Chairman of Committees of the House of Representatives, in respect of the period commencing on the day after the day on which that person ceases to hold that office and ending with the day 3 months after polling day or, if that person sooner dies, with the date of that person's death:

    • (b) in the case of any other person, in respect of the period commencing on the day after polling day and ending with the day 3 months after polling day or, if that person sooner dies, with the date of that person's death.

    (4) The payment of the salary and allowance of a member of Parliament shall not be made to any member of Parliament for any period during which that member is in receipt of any other salary payable under this Act.

    (5) In this section the expression polling day, in relation to any election, means the day appointed in the writ for that election for the polling to take place if a poll is required.

    Compare: 1950 No 99 s 22(1), (2), (4); 1954 No 27 s 2(1); 1973 No 120 s 3(1)

    Section 18(3): amended, on 1 January 1987, by section 27 of the Constitution Act 1986 (1986 No 114).

    Section 18(3)(a): amended, on 8 March 1985, by section 6 of the Civil List Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 48).