Ethics in Public Office Act 1995

Provisions relating to statements under sections 17 to 19 .

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20. F53 [ (1) A statement furnished by a person under section 17(1)( a ) or 18(2)( a ) shall

( a ) in case, as may be appropriate, the person was appointed to the directorship or position concerned before the date of the commencement of this Part and the statement is the first such statement so furnished by the person since that date, be in respect of the period from that date or, if it is later, the date on which, as may be appropriate, the directorship or position became a designated directorship or a designated position to the date of the statement.

( b ) in case the person was so appointed on or after the date of such commencement and the statement is the first such statement so furnished by the person since such appointment, be in respect of the period from the date of such appointment or, if it is later, the date on which, as may be appropriate, the directorship or position became a designated directorship or a designated position to the following 31 December,

( c ) in any other case, be in respect of the period beginning on the day immediately following the date of the expiration of the period to which the last previous such statement so furnished by the person related to the following 31 December or, if it is earlier, the date on which the appointment concerned ended.

(1A) A statement furnished by a person under section 19(3)( a )(i) shall

( a ) in case the person was appointed to the special advisership concerned before the date of the commencement of this Part and the statement is the first such statement so furnished by the person since that date, be in respect of the period from that date to the date of the statement,

( b ) in case the person was so appointed on or after the date of such commencement and the statement is the first such statement so furnished by the person since such appointment, be in respect of the period from the date of such appointment to the following 31 December, and

( c ) in any other case, be in respect of the period beginning on the day immediately following the date of the expiration of the period to which the last previous such statement so furnished by the person related to the following 31 December or, if it is earlier, the date on which, in relation to the person, the period referred to in section 19(2) ends. ]

(2) A statement under section 17 (1) (a), 18 (2) (a), 19 (3) (a) (i) or 29 (2) shall be made in such form as, subject to the provisions of this Act, may be determined by the Minister or a form to the like effect and shall contain appropriate information in relation to such matters (if any) respecting the interests declared in the statement as may be specified in the first-mentioned form.

F54 [ (3) A statement by a person under section 17(1)( a ), 18(2)( a ) or 19(3)( a )(i) in respect of a period specified in paragraph ( a ) of subsection (1) or paragraph ( a ) of subsection (1A) shall be furnished by the person to the person or persons concerned not later than such time in the year concerned as the Minister may determine.

(3A) A statement by a person under section 17(1)( a ), 18(2)( a ) or 19(3)( a )(i) in respect of a period specified in paragraph ( b ) or ( c ) of subsection (1) or paragraph ( b ) or ( c ) of subsection (1A) shall be furnished by the person to the person or persons concerned not later than 31 January in the year following the year in which the period fell.

(3B) Notwithstanding subsection (3A), where, in relation to a person who is a special adviser, within the meaning of section 19, the period referred to in subsection (2) of that section ends, a statement under subsection (3)( a )(i) of that section in relation to that period shall be furnished by the person to the persons concerned not later than 28 days from such ending. ]

(4) It shall not be necessary to specify in a statement under section 17 (1) (a), 18 (2) (a), 19 (3) (a) (i) or 29 (2) the amount or monetary value of any interest or the remuneration of any trade, profession, employment, vocation or other occupation included in the statement.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F53

Substituted (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 13 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 576 of 2001 and resolutions of both Houses of the Oireachtas. Resolution of Dáil Éireann: Debates Volume 546, 6 December 2001. Resolution of Seanad Éireann: Debates Volume 168, 28 November 2001.

F54

Substituted (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 13 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 576 of 2001 and resolutions of both Houses of the Oireachtas. Resolution of Dáil Éireann: Debates Volume 546, 6 December 2001. Resolution of Seanad Éireann: Debates Volume 168, 28 November 2001.

Editorial Notes:

E50

Previous affecting provisions: date of passing of Act in subs. (1) construed (29.02.1996) by Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 57 of 1996), reg. 5(b); revoked (1.01.2005) by Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 698 of 2004), reg. 7.

E51

Previous affecting provisions: dates construed (21.07.1997) by Regulations Entitled Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995 (Section 3(1)(B)) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 320 of 1997), reg. 4; revoked (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 28 (3)(c), S.I. No. 576 of 2001, art. 2.