What is “a relevant matter”?

A relevant matter is one which relates to:

  •          The initiation, development or modification of any public policy or of any public programme;
  •          The preparation or amendment of any law (including secondary legislation such as statutory instruments and bye-laws);
  •          The award of any grant, loan or other financial support, contract or other agreement, or of any licence or other authorisation involving public funds;

apart from the implementation of any such policy, programme, enactment or award or any matter of a technical nature only.