Members of Parliament Gratuities (Options) Act


Published: 1981

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Members of Parliament Gratuities (CAP. 272 1
(Options)

CHAPTER 272

THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT GRATUITIES
(OPTIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2 . Interpretation.
3 . Right of option for Gratuity

MEMBERS O F PARLIAMENT GRATUITIES
(OPTIONS)

(7th May, 1981 .) 411981.

1. This Act may be cited as the Members of Parlia- Short title.
ment Gratuities (Options) Act.

2. In this Act- Interpretation.

"The Act of 1967" means the Members of Parliament
(Gratuities) Act, 1967 (Repealed); NO. 3911967.

"the Act of 1979" means the Pensions and Gratuities
(Parliamentary and Special Offices) Act, 1979; Cap. 322.

"member of Parliament" has the meaning assigned to
that expression-

(i) in section 2 of the Act of 1967 as respects a
person who opts under this Act to receive a
gratuity under the Act of 1967; or

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(ii) in section 9 of the Act of 1979 as respects a
person who opts under this Act to receive a
gratuity under the Act of 1979.

Right of option
for Gratuity.

3. (1) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act of 1967,
a member of Parliament who immediately before the com-
mencement of the Act of 1979 was entitled to a gratuity under
the Act of 1967 and who is also entitled to a gratuity under
the Act of 1979 may opt to receive a gratuity either under
the Act of 1967 or under the Act of 1979.

(2) Where a member of Parliament opts under this sec-
tion to receive a gratuity under the Act of 1967 he shall
exercise his option within such time and in such manner
as ~rovided &the Act of 1967 for notification of an election
to take a gratuity and he shall be granted a gratuity in
accordance with the provisions of the Act of 1967 as if sec-
tion 18 of the Act of 1979 (which repealed the Act of 1967)
has not come into force or operation.

(3) Where a member of Parliament opts under this sec-
tion to receive a gratuity under the Act of 1979 he shall
exercise his option at such time and in such manner as pro-
vided in the Act of 1979 for notification of a desire to receive
a gratuity.

(4) Where a member of Parliament is entitled to exer-
cise an option under this section, the law for which he opts
shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to be more
favourable to him than the law for which he does not opt.

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