Army Pensions Act, 1980


7.—(1) Whenever the Minister for the Public Service approves of—

(a) increases in pensions (including further or married pensions) and allowances under the Acts, whether or not the pension or allowance is in course of payment;

(b) increases in any gratuity or appropriate annual sum under the Acts;

(c) the relaxation of conditions for the review or for the grant of pensions, allowances and gratuities under the Acts;

(d) the extension of time limits for the receipt of applications under the Acts;

(e) the introduction of new benefits, whether by way of pensions, allowances or gratuities under the Acts;

(f) any consequential amendments of any of the Acts which are necessary as a result of any provision of regulations under this section;

the Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for the Public Service, make regulations providing for the appropriate provisions.

(2) Every regulation made by the Minister under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which the House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder.

(3) Regulations under this section may be deemed to commence from such date (not being earlier than the 2nd day of December, 1974) as the Minister may determine.