Employment Premium Act, 1975

Establishment, purpose and duration of Scheme.

2.—(1) The Minister may, in accordance with this Act, establish and administer a scheme which shall be known as the Premium Employment Programme (and is in this Act referred to as the Scheme) and may from time to time amend the Scheme.

(2) The purpose of the Scheme shall be to encourage employers in industries or activities to which the Scheme applies to employ persons to whom it applies.

(3) The Scheme shall—

(a) so far as it applies to agriculture (including horticulture), come into operation on the 3rd day of August, 1975, and

(b) so far as it relates to manufacturing industries, be deemed to have come into operation on the 29th day of June, 1975,

and shall cease to have effect on the 26th day of June, 1976, without prejudice to any conditions of the Scheme which continue to apply after that date.