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38 1959

STAFF OF THE HOUSES OF THE 01 RE AC HTAS ACT, 1959

PART V.

Miscellaneous Provisions.

Application of Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1956.

27. —The provisions of the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1956, shall apply to or in respect of members of the staff of the Houses of the Oireaehtas,

Superannuation of certain members of the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

28. —(1) In lieu of any payments under the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1956, there shall be payable, on his retirement from office, to the person holding on the 1st day of June, 1959, the office of the Superintendent, Houses of the Oireachtas, a superannuation allowance of £450 per annum during his lifetime and by way of additional allowance a lump sum of £1,150.

(2) In lieu of any payments under the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1956, there shall be payable, on his retirement from office, to the person holding on the 1st day of June, 1959, the office of the Captain of the Guard, Houses of the Oireachtas, a superannuation allowance of £400 per annum during his lifetime and by way of additional allowance a lump sum of £1,000.

(3) (a) In this subsection—

civil servant to whom this subsection applies” means a member of the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas (other than the Superintendent, Houses of the Oireachtas, or the Captain of the Guard, Houses of the Oireachtas) holding office on the 1st day of June, 1959;

reckonable service” means, in relation to a civil servant to whom this subsection applies, service rendered by him which would, if this subsection were not passed, be reckoned in computing his superannuation allowance and additional allowance under the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1956.

(b) For the purpose of calculating the superannuation allowance and additional allowance payable under the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1956, to a civil servant to whom this subsection applies, whose reckonable service would, if he retired on attaining the age of sixty-five years, exceed sixteen years but not twenty-six years, the Minister may add to the reckonable service of that civil servant such period of notional service as the Minister thinks proper, so however that the total of the reckonable service of that civil servant and the notional service so added shall not exceed the period of service by reference to which the superannuation allowance and additional allowance payable under subsection (1) of this section were computed.

Illness or absence of Chairman of Dáil Éireann or Seanad Éireann.

29. —(1) Whenever the Chairman of Dáil Éireann is unable through illness or absence from the State to transact the business of his office any power vested in him by this Act may be exercised by the Deputy Chairman of Dáil Éireann.

(2) Whenever the Chairman of Seanad Éireann is unable through illness or absence from the State to transact the business of his office, any power vested in him by this Act may be exercised by the Deputy Chairman of Seanad Éireann.