Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956

Operation of the Act.

20.—(1) This Act shall cease to apply to members of the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas on whichever of the following dates is the earlier—

(a) the date on which a future Act making provision in relation to the regulation, control and management of members of the staff of the Oireachtas comes into operation,

(b) two years from the commencement of this Act.

(2) This Act applies to—

(a) persons who are civil servants at the commencement of this Act as well as to persons who become civil servants after the commencement of this Act,

but does not apply to—

(b) a Lay Commissioner of the Irish Land Commission, or

(c) save as is provided by subsection (4) of section 3, an officer of the Houses of the Oireachtas, or

(d) a civilian employed by the Minister for Defence under section 30 of the Defence Act, 1954 (No. 18 of 1954).

(3) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting—

(a) section 13 of the British Statute (17 & 18 Vic. c. 99) passed in the year 1854 and entitled “An Act to provide for the Establishment of a National Gallery of Paintings, Sculpture, and the Fine Arts, for the Care of a Public Library, and the Erection of a Public Museum, in Dublin”, or

(b) subsection (4) of section 3 of the Court Officers Act, 1926 (No. 27 of 1926).

(4) Nothing in sections 13 to 16 shall be construed as affecting the Rules for the Government of Prisons, 1947 ( S.R. & O. No. 320 of 1947 ).

(5) Nothing contained in any enactment passed before the commencement of this Act which is inconsistent with this Act shall be construed as affecting the operation of this Act.

(6) Where any question arises whether, for the purposes of this Act, any particular position is or was a position in the Civil Service or any particular person is or was a civil servant, the question shall be decided by the Minister, whose decision shall be final.