Parliamentary Service Act 2000

15 Membership of Commission during term of Parliament

(1)

During the term of each Parliament, the Parliamentary Service Commission consists of the following:

(a)

the Speaker:

(b)

the Leader of the House or a member of Parliament nominated from time to time by the Leader of the House:

(c)

the Leader of the Opposition or a member of Parliament nominated from time to time by the Leader of the Opposition:

(d)

such number of members of Parliament as are appointed from time to time by resolution of the House of Representatives, that number to be determined in accordance with subsection (2).

(2)

The number of members to be appointed under subsection (1)(d) is to be determined as follows:

(a)

one member for each recognised party that is represented in the House of Representatives by 1 or more members; and

(b)

an additional member for each recognised party that—

(i)

is represented in the House of Representatives by 30 or more members; and

(ii)

does not include among its members the Speaker, the Leader of the House, or the Leader of the Opposition.

(3)

No person who holds office as a Minister of the Crown or as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary may be appointed under subsection (1)(d) as a member of the Commission.

(4)

No person may be appointed under subsection (1)(d) unless the person is a member of the recognised party in respect of which the appointment is made.

(5)

Past service on the Commission is no bar to nomination or appointment as a member of the Commission.

(6)

To avoid any doubt, every member of Parliament who acts as a member of the Commission is, in so acting, acting in his or her official capacity as a member of Parliament.

Compare: 1985 No 128 s 7; 1996 No 46 s 7(4)