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.