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

Amendment of the 1998 Act — insertion of section 3A (allowances payable to certain Ministers of State).

40.—The 1998 Act is amended by inserting the following section after section 3:

“Allowances payable to certain Ministers of State.

3A.—(1) The Government may, by order—

(a) provide for the payment of an annual allowance to not more than 2 specified holders of the office of Minister of State who regularly attend meetings of the Government, and

(b) determine the rate of the allowance, and the date or dates on and from which the allowance is payable.

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