Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1974

Amendment of section 20 of Act of 1952 (maternity allowance).

17.—(1) Section 20 of the Act of 1952, which provides for maternity allowance, is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (5) of the following subsection:

“(6) For the purposes of this section, a Sunday shall not in any week be treated as a day of entitlement to a maternity allowance and, accordingly, the amount payable by way of such allowance for any other day of a week shall be one-sixth of the appropriate weekly rate.”.

(2) This section shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1974.