Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices and Oireachtas Members (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2001

Amendment of the 1938 Act — insertion of new sections 11 and 11A.

10.—The 1938 Act is amended by inserting the following sections after section 10 (as substituted by section 5 of the Oireachtas (Miscellaneous Provisions) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1996 ):

“Increase and decrease of allowances payable under this Part.

11.—(1) The Government may, by order, increase or decrease all or any of the allowances payable under this Part.

(2) An order under this section may, if so expressed, have retrospective effect.

(3) Every order made by the Government under this section is required to be laid before Dáil Éireann as soon as practicable after it is made.

(4) Dáil Éireann may, by resolution, annul an order made under this section within 21 sitting days after the day on which the order was laid in accordance with subsection (3). The annulment of an order under this subsection takes effect immediately on the passing of the resolution concerned, but does not affect anything that was done under the order before the passing of that resolution.

Allowances to be adjusted automatically by reference to salary increases in Civil Service.

11A.—(1) Whenever remuneration in the Civil Service is increased with effect from a particular day in accordance with agreements or arrangements that have effect on a general basis in the Civil Service (whether or not they also apply in relation to person employed other than in the Civil Service), the allowances payable under this Part are, by the operation of this section, increased on and from that day by the same proportion.

(2) It is not necessary to make an order under section 11 in order to give effect to an increase made by the operation of subsection (1).

(3) In this section, ‘Civil Service’ has the meaning given by the Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956 .”.