Parliamentary Service Act 2000

Review committee

20 Establishment of committee to review annual appropriations

(1)

The Speaker may from time to time, and must at least once during every term of Parliament, establish a review committee of up to 3 persons to review the amounts of money appropriated in Appropriation Acts for the following purposes:

(a)

administrative and support services provided to support the parliamentary operations of members of Parliament, parties, and qualifying electoral candidates:

(b)

communications services provided to members of Parliament and qualifying electoral candidates:

(c)

party and member support funding.

(2)

No person appointed to the review committee may be a member of Parliament or an officer or employee of the Parliamentary Service.

(3)

Before appointing a person to the review committee, the Speaker must—

(a)

consult with the Parliamentary Service Commission about the proposed appointment; and

(b)

take into account any relevant recommendation made by the Commission under section 14(1)(c).

(4)

The Speaker may appoint persons to the review committee on any terms and conditions, including terms and conditions as to remuneration and travelling allowances, that the Speaker considers appropriate.

Section 20 heading: amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 57(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 20(1): replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 57(2) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).