Defence Forces (Pensions) (Amendment) Act, 1968

Resolution of Houses of Oireachtas not required in respect of certain pension schemes.

2.—Notwithstanding section 2, 4 or 5 of the Principal Act, where—

(a) a pension scheme relates to any one or more than one of the benefits to which this Act applies and provides solely for an increase or increases in any one or more than one of those benefits, and

(b) that increase (or those increases) arises (or arise) solely from increases in the emoluments of members of the Forces or forms (or form) part of a general increase in pensions payable in respect of public service,

the following provisions shall have effect:

(i) that pension scheme shall not require a resolution of either House of the Oireachtas in order to come into force but shall come into force as provided by that scheme;

(ii) if a resolution annulling that pension scheme is passed by either House of the Oireachtas within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which the House has sat after the scheme is laid before that House, the scheme shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.