Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013

11 Additional salary payable for 3 months if member does not stand or is not re-elected at general election

(1)

This section applies to a person who—

(a)

is a member of Parliament immediately before the dissolution of a Parliament; and

(b)

is not a candidate at the next general election or is an unsuccessful candidate at that general election.

(2)

A salary is payable to a person to whom this section applies, starting on the day after the day on which the person’s salary ceases to be payable under section 10 and ending—

(a)

on the day that is 3 months after polling day; or

(b)

if the person sooner dies, on the date of the death; or

(c)

if the person is sooner declared to be elected as a member of Parliament following a by-election or a vacancy in the seat of a member elected from a party list, on the day before the day that the Electoral Commission publicly declares the member to be elected in accordance with the Electoral Act 1993.

(3)

The salary is payable at the following rate:

(a)

if the person held office as Speaker or Deputy Speaker on polling day,—

(i)

for the period starting on the day after polling day and ending on the day of the first meeting of the House of Representatives after the general election, at the rate at which the salary determined under section 8 was payable to the holder of that office as at polling day; and

(ii)

for the period starting on the day after the first meeting of the House of Representatives and ending on the day 3 months after polling day, at the rate at which the salary determined under section 8 was payable to an ordinary member of Parliament as at polling day:

(b)

if the person was a Minister or a Parliamentary Under-Secretary,—

(i)

for the period starting on the day after polling day and ending on the day that the person ceases to hold that office, at the rate at which the salary determined under section 8 was payable to the holder of that office as at polling day; and

(ii)

for the period starting on the day after the person ceases to hold that office and ending on the day 3 months after polling day, at the rate at which the salary determined under section 8 was payable to an ordinary member of Parliament as at polling day:

(c)

if paragraph (a) or (b) does not apply to the person, at the rate at which the salary determined under section 8 was payable to an ordinary member of Parliament as at polling day.

Compare: 1979 No 33 s 18(3)