Pensions (Increase) Act, 1964

Increase of certain pensions granted under schemes.

30.—(1) (a) Any provision in any Act of the Oireachtas or of the Oireachtas of Saorstát Éireann enabling a board or other body to make a scheme for the grant of pensions to its employees shall be construed as enabling the board or body to make, from time to time, with the approval of the Minister and of the appropriate Minister, schemes for the increase of pensions payable to persons who have retired from the service of the board or body, and any such increase may have effect from a date before the making of the scheme which provides for the increase.

(b) In the foregoing paragraph “the appropriate Minister” refers to such Minister as was required by the relevant statutory provision to approve of schemes made under such provision.

(2) Every scheme made by virtue of this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the scheme is passed by either such House within twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the scheme has been laid before it, the scheme shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.