S.I. No. 214/2006 - Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 1998 (Allowances and Allocations)(Amendment) Order 2006


STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

S.I. No. 214 of 2006

Order

entitled

Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 1998 (Allowances and Allocations)(Amendment) Order 2006


The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 3A (inserted by section 40 of the Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices and Oireachtas Members (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2001 (No. 33 of 2001)), 4, 5 and 8 of the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 1998 (No. 5 of 1998), hereby order as follows:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 1998 (Allowances and Allocations)(Amendment) Order 2006.

2.  In this Order “Principal Order” means the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 1998 (Allowances and Allocations) Order 2003 ( S.I. No. 59 of 2003 ).

3.  Article 2 of the Principal Order is amended—

(a)      in paragraph (2) by substituting “beginning on or after 7 November 2002 and ending on or before 6 December 2005” for “beginning on 7 November 2002”, and

(b)     by inserting the following after paragraph (2):

“(3)      There is payable to -

(a)      Tom Kitt, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, and

(b)      Brian Lenihan, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and at the Department of Education and Science,

as the holder of that position and those positions, respectively an allowance at the rate of €17,698 per year, for any period beginning on or after 7 December 2005 in respect of duties to attend at Government meetings as holders of those positions.”.

4.  Article 6 of the Principal Order is amended—

(a)      in paragraph (2) by substituting “beginning on or after 7 November 2002 and ending on or before 22 February 2005” for “beginning on 7 November 2002”, and

(b)      by inserting the following after paragraph (2):

“(3)      There is payable to a member of the Oireachtas who holds or held the position of chairperson of an Oireachtas sub-Committee specified in column (2) of Part 1 of Schedule 3 at any reference number, an allowance in respect of the member's duties as holder of that position, at the rate per year specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, in respect of any period beginning on or after 23 February 2005 during which the member held that position.”.

5.  Article 9 of the Principal Order is amended—

(a)      in paragraph (2) by substituting “beginning on or after 7 November 2002 and ending on or before 31 December 2004” for “beginning on 7 November 2002”, and

(b)      by inserting the following after paragraph (2):

“(3)      There is allocated to the chairperson of an Oireachtas Committee specified in column (2) of Part 2 of Schedule 3 at any reference number, an annual amount, at the rate per year specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, to enable allowances to be paid, at rates determined by that Committee, to—

(a)      members of the Committee, or

(b)      members of any sub-Committee of the Committee,

other than those holding a position mentioned in section 3 or 4 of the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 1998 (No. 5 of 1998), in respect of the performance of specific duties assigned to them by the Committee or sub-Committee and that relate to its operation, in respect of any period beginning on or after 1 January 2005.”.

6.  The Principal Order is amended by inserting the following Schedule after Schedule 2:

“Schedule 3

Part 1

Article 6(3).

Rates of allowances payable to chairpersons of specified Oireachtas sub-Committees.

Reference number

Oireachtas sub-Committee

Rates of allowance (in each case per year)

(1)

(2)

(3)

1.

The Select Committee on European Affairs

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on EU Scrutiny

 

2.

The Committee on Procedures and Privileges of Dáil Éireann

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Members' Services of Dáil Éireann

 

3.

The Committee on Procedures and Privileges of Seanad Éireann

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Members' Services of Seanad Éireann

 

4.

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Development Co-operation

 

5.

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Human Rights

 

6.

The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on the Barron Report

 

7.

The Joint Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Information Communication Technology

 

8.

The Joint Committee on Health and Children

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Orthodontics

 

9.

The Committee on Procedures and Privileges of Dáil Éireann

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Dáil Reform

 

10.

The Committee on Procedures and Privileges of Seanad Éireann

€5,474

 

- sub-Committee on Seanad Reform

 

Part 2

Article 9(3).

Rates of amounts to be allocated to chairpersons of specified Oireachtas Committees

Reference number

Oireachtas Committee

Rates of amount (in each case per year)

(1)

(2)

(3)

1.

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs

€13,751

2.

The Joint Committee on European Affairs

€13,751

3.

The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights

€13,751

4.

The Joint Committee on Social and Family Affairs

€13,751

5.

The Joint Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

€13,751

6.

The Joint Committee on Transport

€13,751

7.

The Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business

€13,751

8.

The Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service

€13,751

9.

The Joint Committee on Environment and Local Government

€13,751

10.

The Joint Committee on Agriculture and Food

€13,751

11.

The Joint Committee on Health and Children

€13,751

12.

The Joint Committee on Education and Science

€13,751

13.

The Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht

€13,751

14.

The Committee of Public Accounts

€13,751

”.

 

GIVEN under the Official Seal of The Government

21st March 2006.

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Bertie Ahern

 

Taoiseach.