S.I. No. 430/1999 - Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Allowances and Allocations) Order, 1999.

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S.I. No. 430/1999 - Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Allowances and Allocations) Order, 1999.
The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 3 , 4 , 5 and 8 of the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 5 of 1998), hereby order as follows:
1. This Order may be cited as the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Allowances and Allocations) Order, 1999.
2. There shall be payable to a member of Dáil éireann who holds a position in Dáil Éireann specified in column (2) of Schedule A to this Order at any reference number, an annual allowance in respect of the member's duties as holder of that position at the rate specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, in respect of any period since 1 July 1999, during which the member holds or has held that position.
3. There shall be payable to a member of Seanad Éireann who holds a position in Seanad Éireann specified in column (2) of Schedule B to this Order at any reference number, an annual allowance in respect of the member's duties as holder of that position at the rate specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, in respect of any period since 1 July 1999, during which the member holds or has held that position.
4. There shall be payable to a member of the Oireachtas who holds the position of chairperson of an Oireachtas Committee or sub-committee specified in column (2) of Schedule C to this Order at any reference number, an annual allowance in respect of the member's duties as holder of that position, at the rate specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, in respect of any period since 1 July 1999, during which the member holds or has held that position.
5. There shall be payable to a member of the Oireachtas who holds the position of vice-chairperson of an Oireachtas Committee specified in column (2) of Schedule D to this Order at any reference number, an annual allowance in respect of the member's duties as holder of that position, at the rate specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, in respect of any period since 1 July 1999, during which the member holds or has held that position.
6. There shall be payable to a member of the Oireachtas who holds the position of whip to an Oireachtas Committee specified in column (2) of Schedule E to this Order at any reference number, an annual allowance in respect of the member's duties as holder of that position, at the rate specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, in respect of any period since 1 July 1999, which the member holds or has held that position.
7. There shall be allocated to the chairperson of an Oireachtas Committee specified in column (2) of Schedule F to this Order at any reference number, an annual amount to enable allowances to be paid, at rates determined by that Committee, to—
(a) members of the Committee, or
(b) members of any of its sub-committees,
other than those holding the position mentioned in section 3 or 4 of the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998 , in respect of the performance of specific duties assigned to them by the committee or sub-committee and that relate to its operation, at the rate specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number in respect of any period since 1 July 1999.
8. The Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Allowances and Allocations) Order, 1998 ( S.I. No. 94 of 1998 ), is hereby revoked.
SCHEDULE A
Rates of annual allowances payable to holders of specified positions in Dáil Éireann.
Reference number
Position
Rates of annual allowance
(1)
(2)
(3)
£
1.
Assistant Government Whip
8,474
2.
Whip to the Fine Gael Party
10,586
3.
Whip to the Labour Party
8,474
4.
Whip to the Progressive Democrats Party
3,374
5.
Whip to the Democratic Left Party
3,374
6.
Whip to the Green Party
3,374
SCHEDULE B
Rates of annual allowances payable to holders of specified positions in Seanad éireann.
Reference number
Position
Rates of annual allowance
(1)
(2)
(3)
£
1.
Leader of the House
10,586
2.
Deputy Leader of the House
5,414
3.
Opposition Leader
5,414
4.
Government Whip
3,374
5.
Assistant Government Whip
2,354
6.
Opposition Whip
3,374
7.
Leader of an independent group
3,374
8.
Leader of the Labour Group
3,374
9.
Whip to an independent group
2,354
10.
Whip to the Labour Group
2,354
SCHEDULE C
Rates of annual allowances payable to chairpersons of specified Oireachtas Committees and sub-committees.
Reference number
Oireachtas Committee or sub-committee
Rates of annual allowance
(1)
(2)
(3)
£
1.
The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs
10,586
2.
The Joint Committee on European Affairs
10,586
3.
The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights
10,586
4.
The Joint Committee on Family, Community and Social Affairs
10,586
5.
The Joint Committee on Heritage and the Irish Language
10,586
6.
The Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport
10,586
7.
The Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business
10,586
8.
The Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service
10,586
9.
The Joint Committee on Environment and Local Government
10,586
10.
The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
10,586
11.
The Joint Committee on Health and Children
10,586
12.
The Joint Committee on Education and Science
10,586
13.
The Joint Committee on Tourism, Sport and Recreation
10,586
14.
The Committee of Public Accounts
10,586
15.
The Joint Houses Services Committee
10,586
16.
The British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body
10,586
17.
All Party Committee on Strategic Management Initiative
10,586
18.
The Select Committee on Members'’ Interests of Dáil Éireann
5,414
19.
The sub-committee of the Committee on Procedure and Progress on Members‘’ Services of Dáil Éireann
5,414
20.
The Select Committee on Members'’ Interests of Seanad Éireann
3,374
21.
The sub-committee of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges on Members'’ Services of Seanad Éireann
3,374
SCHEDULE D
Rates of annual allowances payable to vice-chairpersons of specified Oireachtas Committees.
Reference number
Oireachtas Committee
Rates of annual allowance
(1)
(2)
(3)
£
1.
The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs
5,414
2.
The Joint Committee on European Affairs
5,414
3.
The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights
5,414
4.
The Joint Committee on Family, Community and Social Affairs
5,414
5.
The Joint Committee on Heritage and the Irish Language
5,414
6.
The Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport
5,414
7.
The Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business
5,414
8.
The Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service
5,414
9.
The Joint Committee on Environment and Local Government
5,414
10.
The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
5,414
11.
The Joint Committee on Health and Children
5,414
12.
The Joint Committee on Education and Science
5,414
13.
The Joint Committee on Tourism, Sport and Recreation
5,414
14.
The Committee of Public Accounts
5,414
15.
The Joint House Services Committee
5,414
16.
All Party Committee on Strategic Management Initiative
5,414
SCHEDULE E
Rates of annual allowances payable to whips to specified Oireachtas Committees.
Reference number
Oireachtas Committee or sub-committee
Rates of annual allowance
(1)
(2)
(3)
£
1.
The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs
3,374
2.
The Joint Committee on European Affairs
3,374
3.
The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights
3,374
4.
The Joint Committee on Family, Community and Social Affairs
3,374
5.
The Joint Committee on Heritage and the Irish Language
3,374
6.
The Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport
3,374
7.
The Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business
3,374
8.
The Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service
3,374
9.
The Joint Committee on Environment and Local Government
3,374
10.
The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
3,374
11.
The Joint Committee on Health and Children
3,374
12.
The Joint Committee on Education and Science
3,374
13.
The Joint Committee on Tourism, Sport and Recreation
3,374
14.
The Committee of Public Accounts
3,374
SCHEDULE` F
Rates of annual amounts to be allocated to chairpersons of specified Oireachtas Committees.
Reference number
Oireachtas Committee or sub-committee
Rates of annual amount
(1)
(2)
(3)
£
1.
The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs
8,474
2.
The Joint Committee on European Affairs
8,474
3.
The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights
8,474
4.
The Joint Committee on Family, Community and Social Affairs
8,474
5.
The Joint Committee on Heritage and the Irish Language
8,474
6.
The Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport
8,474
7.
The Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business
8,474
8.
The Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service
8,474
9.
The Joint Committee on Environment and Local Government
8,474
10.
The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
8,474
11.
The Joint Committee on Health and Children
8,474
12.
The Joint Committee on Education and Science
8,474
13.
The Joint Committee on Tourism, Sport and Recreation
8,474
GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 22nd day of December, 1999.
BERTIE AHERN,
Taoiseach.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
This Order provides for an increase of 2%, in accordance with Clause 4 of the Annex to the Pay Agreement which forms part of Partnership 2000 for Inclusion, Employment and Competitiveness, in the annual allowances payable in respect of the following positions—
• Chairpersons of designated Oireachtas Committees and designated sub-committees of Oireachtas Committees,
• Vice-chairpersons of designated Oireachtas Committees,
• Whips to designated Oireachtas Committees,
• certain positions in Dáil Éireann, and
• certain positions in Seanad Éireann.
This Order also provides for a similar increase in the annual amounts to be allocated to the chairpersons of designated Oireachtas Committees to enable allowances to be paid to members of committees or sub-committees for performing specific duties.

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