Ethics in Public Office Act 1995

Statements of members' registrable interests for Clerks.

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5. (1) Subject to subsection (3), a person who is a member on a registration date shall, F5 [ not later than the following 31 January, prepare and furnish to the Commission ] a statement in writing, in such form as may be determined by the Clerk after consultation with the Committee and the Commission or in a form to the like effect, of his or her registrable interests and containing appropriate information in relation to such matters (if any) respecting those interests as may be specified in the first-mentioned form, being registrable interests of the member—

( a) if the person is a member on the first registration date, at any time during the period from the passing of this Act to that date, and

( b) if the person is a member on a subsequent registration date, at any time when he or she was a member during the period between that registration date and the last previous registration date.

(2) Where a person who is a member on a registration date did not have a registrable interest at any time during the appropriate period specified in subsection (1), he or she shall, F6 [ not later than the following 31 January ], prepare and furnish to the F7 [ Commission ] a statement in writing of that fact.

(3) It shall not be necessary to specify in a statement under this section the amount or monetary value of any interest or the remuneration of any trade, profession, employment, vocation or other occupation included in the statement.

F8 [ (3A) ( a ) Where either House is dissolved during the period of 30 days from a registration date, a person who was a member on that date may request the first Committee appointed after the general election for members of that House following that dissolution to give him or her advice under section 12 in relation to this section and, if a member does so

(i) he or she shall furnish to the Clerk, with his or her statement under subsection (1) or (2) in relation to that registration date, a statement in writing to the effect that he or she has made the request aforesaid,

(ii) the member may, not later than 21 days after the receipt of the advice from the Committee, prepare and furnish to the Clerk a statement in writing of any alterations to his or her statement under subsection (1) or (2) falling to be made by virtue of the advice, and

(iii) section 6(4) shall apply to a statement under this subsection as it applies to a statement furnished to the Clerk under paragraph ( a ), ( b ) or ( c ) of section 29(1). ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F5

Substituted (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 13(1) 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.

F6

Substituted (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 13(1) 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.

F7

Substituted (12.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (Section 15 and 27) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 562 of 2001), reg. 3.

F8

Inserted (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 13(1) 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:

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Arrangements for issuing of forms under subs. (1) prescribed (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 20, 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.