Army Pensions Act, 1968

Power to increase pensions, allowances and gratuities by regulations.

7.—(1) Whenever the Minister for Finance approves of increases in—

(a) any pension (including a further or married pension) or allowance under the Acts, whether or not the pension or allowance is in course of payment, or

(b) any gratuity or appropriate annual sum under the Acts,

and such increases form part of a general increase in pensions payable in respect of public service, the Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, make regulations providing for the appropriate increases.

(2) Every regulation made by the Minister under 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 regulation is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(3) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1964.