PARISH COUNCILS (UNIFIED SERVICE) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment and constitution of Parish Councils Services Commission

   4   Grant of leave of absence to members

   5   Tenure of office

   6   Remuneration of chairman and members of the Commission

   7   Validity of proceedings

   8   Appointment of officers and servants of the Commission

   9   Expenses of the Commission

   10   Functions of the Commission

   11   The chairman and members of Commission shall take an oath

   12   Protection of chairman and members of the Commission

   13   Offence of giving false information to the Commission

   14   Regulations

      SCHEDULES

 

THE PARISH COUNCILS (UNIFIED SERVICE) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 14th September, 1956]

Law 35 of 1956.

Acts
11 of 1964,
24 of 1977.

GN 691/1977.

LNs
230/1960,
7/1961,
229/1962,
2/1967,
41S/82.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Parish Councils (Unified Service) Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "appointed day" means the day on which this Act commences;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Commission and includes any person appointed to act as chairman of the Commission;

   "Commission" means the Parish Councils Services Commission constituted under this Act;

   "nominating body" means a body authorised under the provisions of this Act to nominate persons for appointment as members of the Commission;

   ''Principal Act" means the Parish Councils Act.

   (2) In this Act reference to the Parish Council of any parish shall include reference to any person or persons appointed by the Minister to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Parish Council of such parish pursuant to the provisions of section 116 of the principal Act.

   (3) Except as provided in subsection (1) any expression appearing in this Act which is defined in the principal Act shall have the meaning assigned to that expression by the principal Act, unless the context otherwise requires.

3   Establishment and constitution of Parish Councils Services Commission

   (1) There is hereby established a Parish Councils Services Commission which shall consist of not less than four nor more than six members appointed by the Governor-General by instrument in writing under his hand, so, however, that-

   (a)   one member shall be appointed from among persons nominated by the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers in accordance with subsection (4); and

   (b)   one member shall be appointed from among persons nominated by the Parish Councils' Association in accordance with the said sub-section.

   (2) No person shall be appointed as a member of the Commission at any time when he is a member of either House of Parliament or a councillor of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation or a Parish Council or an employee of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation or any Parish Council, and any member of the Commission who becomes a member or councillor, as the ease may be, of any of the bodies aforesaid or an employee of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation or a Parish Council, shall thereupon be deemed to have vacated his office as a member of the Commission.

   (3) The Governor-General shall by instrument in writing appoint one of the members of the Commission, not being a person holding any office of emolument-

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