Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998

Amendment of Act of 1962—special secretarial allowances.

16.—Section 2 (inserted by the Act of 1992 and amended by the Act of 1996) of the Act of 1962 is hereby amended by the insertion of the following subsections after subsection (2):

“(2A) Subject to such exceptions, restrictions and conditions as may be provided for by regulations, each member of Dáil Éireann and each member of Seanad Éireann shall be granted, in addition to the secretarial facilities granted under subsection (1) of this section, a special secretarial allowance of—

(a) £5,000 per year, in the case of a member of Dáil Éireann, and

(b) £3,750 per year, in the case of a member of Seanad Éireann.

(2B) The Minister for Finance may, by regulations, do either or both of the following:

(a) increase the amounts granted under subsection (2A) of this section as a special secretarial allowance;

(b) determine the method by which such an allowance may be increased.”.