Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009

10.

Reduction of other payments.

10.— (1) Notwithstanding any other enactment, contract, arrangement, understanding, expectation, circular or instrument or other document, any Minister of the Government may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, by regulation, F16 [ vary ], whether by formula or otherwise, the amount or the rate of payment to be made to persons, or classes of persons, in respect of any service that they render to or on behalf of that Minister of the Government or under the aegis of that Minister.

(2) For the purposes of this Act, any service rendered to the State that is not rendered to or on behalf of a Minister of the Government or under the aegis of such a Minister is to be taken to be rendered to the Minister for Finance. The Minister for Finance may exercise the powers conferred by subsection (1) in relation to the persons rendering such services.

(3) Where the Minister by whom regulations are to be made under subsection (1) or (2) is the Minister for Finance, the reference in subsection (1) to obtaining the consent of that Minister is to be disregarded.

(4) A Minister of the Government making regulations under subsection (1) shall have all the powers enjoyed by the Minister for Health and Children under section 9 and shall likewise be subject to all the obligations imposed on the Minister for Health and Children under that section.

(5) Subsections (2) to (16) and (19) of section 9 apply, with the necessary modifications, to a Minister of the Government making regulations, and to regulations made, under subsection (1).

Annotations:

Amendments:

F16

Substituted (30.11.2015) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2015 (39/2015), s. 10, S.I. No. 546 of 2015.

F17

Repealed (1.01.2019) by Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 (34/2017), s. 4(1), commenced as per s. 4(2). Provision made in s. 43 for regulations made under section to remain in operation for a period of one year following the repeal of this section.

Modifications (not altering text):

C15

Prospective affecting provision: section repealed (1.01.2019) by Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 (34/2017), s. 4(1), commenced as per s. 4(2).

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Editorial Notes:

E31

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2018 and 1.10.2018) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Payments to State Solicitors) (Adjustment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 33 of 2018).

E32

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.2017 and 1.01.2018) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Payments to State Solicitors) (Adjustment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 128 of 2017).

E33

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2016) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Payments to State Solicitors) (Adjustment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 23 of 2016).

E34

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2013) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Reduction in Payments to State Solicitors) (Adjustment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 231 of 2013).

E35

Power pursuant to section exercised (29.06.2012) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Reduction of Payments to Veterinary Practitioners)(Adjustment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 232 of 2012).

E36

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2010) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Reduction of Payments to Veterinary Practitioners) (Adjustment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 264 of 2010).

E37

Power pursuant to section exercised (29.05.2009) by Financial Emergency Measures In the Public Interest (Reduction In Payments To Veterinary Practitioners) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 216 of 2009), as amended (1.06.2010) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Reduction of Payments to Veterinary Practitioners) (Adjustment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 264 of 2010), reg. 3, and (29.06.2012) by Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Reduction of Payments to Veterinary Practitioners) (Adjustment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 232 of 2012), reg. 3.

E38

Power pursuant to section exercised (25.05.2009) by Social Welfare (Reduction of Payments To Health Professionals) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 198 of 2009).

E39

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.04.2009) by Financial Emergency Measures In the Public Interest (Reduction In Payments To State Solicitors) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 159 of 2009).

E40

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.2009) by Health Professionals (Reduction of Payments In Respect of Services Under the National Cervical Screening Programme) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 173 of 2009); revoked (29.10.2010) by Health Professionals (Reduction of Payments in respect of Services under the National Cervical Screening Programme) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 510 of 2010), reg. 4.