Finance (No. 2) Act 2008

Capital Services Redemption Account.

100.— (1) In this section—

“ capital services ” has the same meaning as it has in the principal section;

“ fifty-sixth additional annuity ” means the sum charged on the Central Fund under subsection (2);

“ principal section ” means section 22 of the Finance Act 1950 .

(2) A sum of €403,709,206 to redeem borrowings, and interest on such borrowings, in respect of capital services shall be charged annually on the Central Fund or the growing produce of that Fund in the thirty successive financial years commencing with the financial year ending on 31 December 2009.

(3) The fifty-sixth additional annuity shall be paid into the Capital Services Redemption Account in such manner and at such times in the relevant financial year as the Minister for Finance may determine.

(4) Any amount of the fifty-sixth additional annuity, not exceeding €310,300,000 in any financial year, may be applied toward defraying the interest on the public debt.

(5) The balance of the fifty-sixth additional annuity shall be applied in any one or more of the ways specified in subsection (6) of the principal section.