S.O.176 Divisions - pecuniary interest
176. A Member cannot vote on any question in which the Member has a direct pecuniary interest not held in common with other citizens of the State.
|Related Orders, Precedents and Rulings|
|S.O. 186 of 1994 (Repealed)||186. A Member cannot vote on any question in which the Member has a direct pecuniary interest not held in common with other citizens of the State.|
|2005 Precedent||During the debate on a motion for urgent consideration on proposed changes to the workplace relations system, a point of order was raised, that chapter 15 of the standing orders relates to pecuniary interests and that the member who had moved the motion has a pecuniary interest as she is heavily financed by the National Union of Workers. The Acting-Speaker did not uphold the point of order noting that the member had disclosed her pecuniary interest in the Pecuniary Interests Register. PD 10/11/2005, p 19527|
|1997 Precedent||1. Speaker ruled that pecuniary interest involves a gain, so a member was not disqualified from a division where the motion would result in him suffering a pecuniary loss. PD 29/05/97, 9578|
|1995 Precedent||1. Point of order taken and not upheld that members had a direct pecuniary interest in motion to refer to Director of Public Prosecutions a document in which two sitting members were referred. PD 7/12/95, 4421|
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