Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Act, 1938

Determination of questions of ministerial service.

18.—If any question arises as to whether a person held ministerial office before the 6th day of December, 1922, or as to the period during which a person who held a ministerial office before that date held that office, the question shall be referred to a committee consisting of three persons, namely—

(a) the Taoiseach or some person nominated by him,

(b) the Leader of the Second Party, within the meaning of Part III of this Act, or some person nominated by him,

(c) the Chairman of Dáil Eireann or some person nominated by him,

and the decision of such committee on such question shall be final and conclusive and binding on all persons and tribunals whatsoever.