Official Languages Act 2003

Schemes of compensation.

27.—(1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, make a scheme of compensation providing for the payment by a public body to such persons of such sums as may be specified in the scheme, in respect of any failure, specified in a report by the Commissioner under section 26 , by the body (other than a public body, standing prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 1(5) of the First Schedule) to comply with the provisions of this Act.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (f) of section 21 , a scheme under subsection (1) may not provide for the payment out of moneys in respect of any failure by a public body to comply with any other enactment relating to the status or use of an official language.

(3) A scheme under subsection (1) may be revoked or varied by a subsequent scheme made thereunder.