Transfer of Functions (European Parliamentary Pay and Pensions) Order 2003 comes into force

Implementation date: 16 December 2003

The Order transfers to the Leader of the House of Commons the functions of the Lord President of the Council under the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 and any order made under that Act. Those functions relate to allowances, grants and pensions payable to or in respect of representatives and former representatives to the European Parliament who have been elected for constituencies in the United Kingdom. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.