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46. Principal executive offices

(1) There may be 17 principal executive offices of the Government liable to be vacated on political grounds, and no more.

(2) The said offices shall be such 17 offices as shall be designated and declared by the Governor in Council, from time to time, to be the 17 principal executive offices of the Government for the purposes of this Act.

(3) One at least of such executive offices shall always be held by a member of the Legislative Council.

[CAAA section 43.]

47. No person to draw salaries for 2 offices

If any person accepts any 2 or more of the offices liable to be vacated on political grounds, it shall not be competent for him to receive the salary of more than one office.


[CAAA section 44.]

48. Parliamentary Secretaries

(1) The Governor in Council may –

(a) appoint a person who is a member of the Legislature to be the Parliamentary Secretary to a Minister, that is to be the holder of a principal executive office referred to in section 46; and

(b) at any time revoke such an appointment.

(2)  An office of Parliamentary Secretary under this section is not one to which section 46 applies but is liable to be vacated on political grounds in the same manner as a principal executive office referred to in that section.

(3) The functions of a Parliamentary Secretary appointed under this section are such as the Governor in Council may specify in the instrument of appointment.

(4) If the Premier so approves, a Parliamentary Secretary appointed under this section shall be paid an allowance under subsection (5) but otherwise shall not receive any remuneration in respect of that office.

(5) The allowance referred to in subsection (4) –

(a) is an allowance for and in respect of expenses necessarily or reasonably incurred in connection with the office of Parliamentary Secretary; and

(b) shall be determined under section 6 of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975.

[CAAA section 44A.]