Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003

Disclosure by staff of Agency, etc., of certain interests.


26. —(1) Where a member of the staff of the Agency, or a committee or a consultant or adviser engaged under section 35 has an interest, otherwise than in his or her capacity as such in any, or any proposed contract, agreement or arrangement, to which the Agency is or is proposed to be a party, that person—

(a) shall disclose to the Agency his or her interest and the nature thereof,

(b) shall take no part in the negotiation of the contract, agreement or arrangement or in any deliberation by members of the Agency or members of the staff of the Agency in relation thereto,

(c) shall not influence or seek to influence a decision to be made in the matter, and

(d) shall not make any recommendation in relation to the contract, agreement or arrangement.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person as regards a contract or proposed contract of employment of that person as a member of the staff of the Agency.

(3) In this section “member of staff” includes the chief executive.

(4) Where a person to whom subsection (1) applies fails to comply with a requirement of this section, the Agency shall decide the appropriate action (including removal from office or termination of contract) to be taken.