Prompt Payment of Accounts Act, 1997

Regulations and laying of orders and regulations before Oireachtas.

15.—(1) The Minister may make regulations prescribing matters—

(a) required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed (unless the context requires the matters to be prescribed in some other way), or

(b) the Minister considers necessary or expedient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the provisions of this Act,

and in particular prescribing—

(i) the form of, and information to be included in, invoices for the purposes of this Act, and

(ii) rules to apply to disputes about the accuracy or adequacy of invoices, the fact of supply, and such other matters as the Minister considers relevant to the determination of disputes, including the returning of invoices for correction or replacement and the extension of times for payment or the taking of any action in the circumstances of particular cases.

(2) Every order (other than an order under section 16 (2)) or regulation made under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order or regulation is passed by either such House within the next subsequent 21 days on which that House has sat after the order or regulation is laid before it, that order or regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.