Social Welfare (No. 3) Act, 1974

Amendment of First Schedule to Principal Act.

2.—(1) The First Schedule to the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph 11 (inserted by section 15 of the Social Welfare Act, 1972 ) of Part I:

“12. Employment as minister of religion where the employed person—

(a) is remunerated by stipend, salary or similar payment, and

(b) is a member of a class of persons in respect of which the Minister is satisfied and so certifies that an appropriate authority or body acting on behalf of the members of that class has represented to him in writing that the services rendered or duties performed by the persons in that class and the conditions of appointment and other relevant circumstances pertaining thereto are such that having regard to other occupations which are insurable employments, it is unreasonable that the employment of members of that class should not be insurable employment.”

(2) Part II of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph 8 (inserted by the Social Welfare (Insurance Inclusions and Exclusions) Regulations, 1952 (S.I. No. 373 of 1952)):

“8. Employment other than employment specified in paragraph 12 of Part I of this Schedule where the employed person is a person in Holy Orders or other minister of religion or a person living in a religious community as a member thereof.”