Local Government Act, 2001
Application (Part 15).
167.—(1) This Part applies to—
(a) a member of a local authority,
(b) an employee of a local authority who is of a class, description or grade prescribed by regulations made by the Minister for the purposes of this Part, and
(c) any other employee or other person who is the holder of a position designated by an order made by the manager for a local authority for the purposes of this Part.
(2) This Part, other than sections 171, 175 and 178 also applies, where relevant, to any person to whom subsection (1) does not apply and—
(a) who is a member of a committee of a local authority, or
(b) whose services are being availed of by the local authority,
and a code of conduct under section 169 may contain provisions in relation to such persons.
(3) Where a person to whom this Part applies has an interest in land or an interest relating to land or any business of dealing in or developing land by reason only of the beneficial ownership of shares in a company or other body by him or her or by his or her nominee or by a connected person or a nominee of a connected person and the total nominal value of those shares does not exceed the lesser of—
(a) £10,000, or
(b) one-hundredth part of the total nominal value of either the issued share capital of the company or body or, where that capital is issued in shares of more than one class, the issued share capital of the class or classes of shares in which he or she has an interest,
the requirements of section 171 and sections 175 to 179 shall not have effect in relation to that interest or interests.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Minister may prescribe by regulations some or all of the provisions of sections 171 and 175, as provisions which apply to a person to whom subsection (2) applies, subject to such modifications or adaptations as are necessary.
(5) (a) Part VII of the Act of 2000 shall cease to apply to—
(i) a member of a planning authority,
(ii) a member of a committee of a planning authority, and
(iii) an officer of a planning authority.
(b) A declaration given in accordance with section 147 of the Act of 2000 by—
(i) a member of a planning authority, or
(ii) an officer of a planning authority,
shall continue to apply and have effect until replaced by a declaration furnished to the ethics registrar under section 171 of this Act.