Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011

75.

Amendment of Referendum Act 1994.

75.— The Referendum Act 1994 is amended—

( a) in subsection (2) of section 4, by the substitution of “sanctioned by the Minister for Finance with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform” for “sanctioned by the Minister for Finance”,

( b) in subsection (4) of section 14, by the substitution of “the Minister for Finance shall, with the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform,” for “the Minister for Finance shall”,

( c) in subsection (6) (inserted by section 55( b) of the Act of 2001) of section 14, by the substitution of “may, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform,” for “may”,

( d) in subsection (1) of section 16, by—

(i) the substitution of “Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform” for “Minister for Finance”, and

(ii) the substitution of “shall, upon the request of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, be paid by the Minister for Finance” for “shall be paid by the said Minister”,

( e) in subsection (1A) of section 16, by the substitution, in subsection (1A) (inserted by section 77( c) of the Act of 1997), of “Upon the request of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, the Minister for Finance shall” for “The Minister for Finance shall”,

( f) in subsection (3) (inserted by section 55( c) of the Act of 2001) of section 16, by the substitution of “with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and after consultation with the Minister” for “after consultation with the Minister”, and

( g) in subsection (5) of section 47, by the substitution of “shall, with the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, be paid by the Minister for Finance” for “shall be paid by the Minister for Finance”.