Oireachtas (Miscellaneous Provisions) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1996

Amendment of section 2 of Act of 1962.

3.—Section 2 (inserted by the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1992 ) of the Act of 1962 is hereby amended—

(a) in subsection (1), by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

“(c) secretarial facilities solely in connection with the member's parliamentary duties.”,


(b) by the substitution of the following for subsection (2):

“(2) (a) A telephone allowance of such amount as may be prescribed shall be payable to a member of Dáil Éireann or Seanad Éireann or to a member of either House of the Oireachtas holding such position as may be prescribed in respect of telephone calls, otherwise than from Leinster House, arising from the member's parliamentary duties (to be known as a ‘Constituency Telephone Allowance’) subject to such exceptions, restrictions and conditions as may be prescribed.

(b) In this section ‘prescribed’ means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister for Finance under section 3 of this Act.”.