Appointment of an Acting Commissioner

On Monday the 15th February 2016, the Chairperson, Committee on Standards and Privileges proposed the following motion:

That this Assembly notes that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards is unable to act in relation to a complaint from Mr Sammy Wilson MP dated 15 December 2015; appoints Mr Gerard Elias as an Acting Commissioner, in accordance with section 23 (1) of the Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 to investigate all such complaints; directs that this appointment shall cease when Mr Elias has reported on all such complaints; and directs that the terms of appointment, in particular his remuneration will, subject to any necessary modification, be the same as those of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards.

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