Children's Allowances Act, 1944

Regions, appointed day, payment-periods for regions and qualifying dates in relation to payment periods.

2.—(1) The Minister shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, by order do the following things—

(a) group the State into such and so many areas as he thinks fit and declare each such area to be a region for the purposes of this Act,

(b) appoint a day to be the appointed day for the purposes of this Act,

(c) fix the period (which shall commence on the appointed day) which is to be the first payment period for each region,

and in making the order the Minister may fix first payment periods of different durations for different regions.

(2) For the purposes of this Act—

(a) each of the following periods shall be a payment period for a particular region—

(i) the first payment period for that region,

(ii) each successive period of twenty-six weeks after the said first payment period;

(b) the qualifying date in relation to each payment period for a region shall be such date preceding the said payment period as may be prescribed.