Electoral (Amendment) Act 2004


25.—(1) The expenses of the Commission, including the reasonable travelling and other expenses of the members of the Commission and expenses arising from the provision of services to the Commission pursuant to section 24 shall, subject to such conditions as the Minister for Finance may determine, be charged on and paid out of the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other enactment, subsection (1) shall apply and have effect in relation to all expenses incurred by the Commission prior to the passing of this Act and such expenses shall be recouped from the Central Fund in accordance with such arrangements as may be determined by the Minister for Finance.

(3) Section 5 (3) of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Act 2003 shall not apply to any monies recouped pursuant to this section.

(4) The Commission shall keep all proper and usual accounts of all moneys received or expended by it in the performance of its functions under this Part and shall comply with any direction of the Minister for Finance as to the form and manner and period in respect of which such accounts are to be kept.

(5) Accounts kept in pursuance of subsection (4) shall be submitted by the Minister for Finance to the Comptroller and Auditor General for audit and, immediately after the audit, a copy of the accounts and a copy of the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the accounts shall be laid by that Minister before each House of the Oireachtas.