Local Government Act 2001

Disclosure by employee, etc. of local authority of pecuniary or other beneficial interests.

179

179.—(1) This section applies where—

( a) an employee of a local authority other than the F236 [ chief executive ], or

( b) any other person whose services are being availed of by the local authority,

has actual knowledge that he or she or a connected person, has a pecuniary or other beneficial interest in, or which is material to, any matter, which is proposed or otherwise arises from or as regards the performance by the authority of any of its functions under this or any other enactment.

(2) The employee or other person to whom subsection (1) relates shall comply with the following requirements:

( a) he or she shall neither influence nor seek to influence a decision of the local authority as regards the matter;

( b) where he or she as an employee is concerned with the matter in the course of his or her duties, he or she shall disclose in writing to the F236 [ chief executive ] of the local authority the nature of his or her interest or the fact of a connected person’s interest and comply with any directions (including the reassignment of the matter in question to another employee) the F236 [ chief executive ] may give him or her in relation to the matter;

( c) where he or she as a person whose services are being availed of by the local authority is concerned with the matter in the course of his or her duties, he or she shall disclose in writing to the F236 [ chief executive ] the nature of his or her interest or the fact of a connected person’s interest and comply with any directions, the F236 [ chief executive ] may give him or her in relation to the matter.

(3) A disclosure to which subsection (2)(b) or (2)(c) relates shall be forwarded by the F236 [ chief executive ] to the ethics registrar and recorded by him or her in the register of interests.

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Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 5(1) and sch. 1 part 1 refs. 143-146, S.I. No. 214 of 2014.