Pensions (Amendment) Act, 2002

Non-application of Ombudsman Act, 1980, in relation to matters cognisable under Part XI of Principal Act.

58.—(1) Section 5 (1) of the Ombudsman Act, 1980 , is amended by—

(a) the deletion of “or” after paragraph (f),

(b) the substitution in paragraph (g) for “this Act;” of “this Act, or”, and

(c) the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (g):

“(gg) if the action falls within a category of complaint or dispute to which paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (2) of section 131 of the Pensions Act, 1990 , applies (and is not excluded from the jurisdiction of the Pensions Ombudsman by virtue of regulations under paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection (6) of the said section 131), being an action that could otherwise be investigated by the Ombudsman under this Act;”.

(2) Notwithstanding the amendment effected by subsection (1) of this section, anything commenced but not completed before the commencement of this section by the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act, 1980 , may be carried on and completed after such commencement by the Ombudsman as if this section had not been enacted.