Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2016

2016/23

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Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2016

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 22nd day of February 2016

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

This order is made under section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2016.

2 Commencement

This order is deemed to have come into force on 1 October 2015.

3 Allowance of Governor-General

The allowance payable to the Governor-General under section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010 is payable at the rate of $31,081 per annum.

4 Revocation

The Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2014 (LI 2014/132) is deemed to have been revoked at the close of 30 September 2015.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which is deemed to have come into force on 1 October 2015, fixes the rate of the Governor-General’s tax-exempt allowance for official expenses at $31,081 per annum.

The purpose of the allowance is confined to meeting expenses incurred by the Governor-General personally in undertaking the duties of office. It does not extend to programme costs, which are separately funded.

The Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2014 is deemed to have been revoked at the close of 30 September 2015.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 February 2016.

This order is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.