Members of Parliament Gratuities (Special Options) Act


Published: 1982

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Members of Parliament Gratuities (CAP. 2 73 1
(Special Options)

CHAPTER 273

r THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT GRATUITIES
(SPECIAL OPTIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Right of option for gratuity.
4. Time of exercise of option.
5. Granting gratuity under the Act of 1967.
6. Granting gratuity under the Act of 1979.
7. Option deemed favourable.

MEMBERS O F PARLIAMENT GRATUITIES
(SPECIAL OPTIONS)

(7th October, 1982 .)

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

2. In this Act- Interpretation.

"the Act of 1967" "the Act of 1979" an1 "member
of Parliament" have the same meanings as are
assigned to those expressions in the Members of
Parliament Gratuities (Options) Act; Cap. 272.

"the Act of 1981" means the Members of Parliament
Gratuities (Options) Act;

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

2 C A P . 273) Members of Parliament Gratuities
(Special Options)

"full parliamentary term" means, as respects Parlia-
ment, from the first time that a session of Parlia-
ment is held after a general election to the dissolu-
tion of such Parliament; and, as respects the
Legislative Council of the former Presidency or the
former Colony of Antigua, from the first time that
a session of such Council was held after a general
election to the dissolution of that Council.

Right of option
for gratuity.

3. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of the Act
of 1979 or the Act of 1981, or the repeal of the Act of 1967,
where a person was, immediately before the Act of 1979 came
into operation, entitled to a gratuity under the Act of 1967,
and-

(i) is also entitled to a gratuity under the Act of
1979; and

(ii) has attained the age of sixty years or more; and

(iii) has served as a member of Parliament from
time to time for not less than four full
parliamentary terms,

he may by notice in writing to the Governor-General, opt
to receive a gratuity either under the Act of 1967 or under
the Act of 1979.

Time of exercise 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law,
of option. a person who opts to receive a gratuity under this Act may

exercise his option at any time whether or not at the time
when he exercises such option he has ceased to be a member
of Parliament.

Granting gratuity
under the Act of

5 . Where a person opts under this Act to receive a
1967. gratuity under the Act of 1967 he shall be granted a gratuity

in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 1967 as if
section 18 of the Act of 1979 (which repealed the Act of 1967)
has not come into operation as law.

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Members of Parliament Gratuities (CAP. 273 3
(Special Options)

6. Where a person opts under this Act to receive a Granting gratuity
under the Act of gratuity under the Act of 1979 he shall be granted a gratuity 1979.

in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 1979.

7. Where a person is entitled to exercise an option option deemed
under this Act, the law for which he opts shall, for the
purposes of this Act, be deemed to be more favourable to
him than the law for which he does not opt.

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