Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998

Increase of allowances and allocations corresponding with general increase of remuneration in Civil Service.

7.—(1) Whenever, on or after the passing of this Act, there is a general increase of remuneration in the Civil Service with effect from a particular day, pursuant to agreements or arrangements having effect on a general basis throughout the Civil Service, the allowances payable under sections 3 and 4 of this Act and the allocations made under section 5 of this Act shall be increased correspondingly with effect from that day without an order being made under this Act in respect of any such increases.

(2) Subsection (1) shall apply whether or not the agreements or arrangements referred to in that subsection apply also in relation to persons employed other than in the Civil Service.

(3) In this section, “the Civil Service” has the meaning assigned to it by the Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956 .