Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1973

Increase of allowances to be paid under Principal Act.

5.—The following section is hereby inserted in the Principal Act after section 3:

“3A. (1) The Government may, whenever they so think fit, by order increase either or both of the following, namely, the allowance to each member of Dáil Éireann and the allowance to each member of Seanad Éireann, payable under section 3 of this Act.

(2) An order under this section may, if so expressed, have retrospective effect.

(3) Where an order is proposed to be made under this section, a draft thereof shall be laid before Dáil Éireann and, if a resolution disapproving of the draft is passed by Dáil Éireann within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which it has sat after the draft is laid before it, the order shall not be made.”.