Children Act 2001

F167 [ Superannuation

184

184. (1) Subject to subsection (2) , as soon as may be after its appointment, a board of management shall prepare and submit to the Minister a scheme or schemes for the granting of superannuation benefits to or in respect of such of the staff (including the Director) of the children detention school or schools under its management as it thinks fit.

(2) A scheme prepared and submitted under this section shall not provide for the granting of superannuation benefits to or in respect of any person referred to in subsection (1) where the Single Public Service Pension Scheme applies to that person by virtue of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Act of 2012.

(3) Every scheme prepared and submitted under this section shall fix the time and conditions of retirement for all persons to whom, or in respect of whom, superannuation benefits are payable under the scheme, and different times and conditions may be fixed in respect of different classes of persons.

(4) A board of management may at any time prepare and submit to the Minister a scheme amending or revoking a scheme previously submitted and approved under this section.

(5) A scheme or amending scheme submitted to the Minister under this section shall, if approved by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, be carried out by the board of management in accordance with its terms.

(6) ( a ) If any dispute arises as to the claim of any person to, or the amount of, any superannuation benefit pursuant to a scheme under this section, such dispute shall be submitted to such person as may be specified in the scheme and shall be determined in such manner as may be specified in that scheme.

( b ) A scheme under this section shall make provision for an appeal of a determination referred to in paragraph (a) to such other person as may be specified in the scheme.

(7) A superannuation benefit shall not be granted by the board of management to or in respect of any persons who are members of a scheme under this section and no other arrangement shall be entered into for the provision of any superannuation benefit to such persons on their ceasing to be staff of a children detention school (including a Director), other than in accordance with such scheme or schemes submitted and approved under this section or an arrangement approved by the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

(8) ( a ) Subject to subsection (11) , and save in accordance with a collective agreement negotiated with a recognised trade union or staff association and approved by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, a scheme under this section shall, as respects a person referred to in subsection (1) , provide for the granting to or in respect of him or her of superannuation benefits upon and subject to such terms and conditions as are not less favourable to him or her than the terms and conditions in relation to the grant of such benefits that applied to him or her immediately before the commencement of this section.

( b ) Any period of service by a person as a member of staff (including a Director) of a children detention school which was a period of reckonable service for the purposes of a scheme for the granting of superannuation benefits to or in respect of members of staff of the children detention school prior to the commencement of this section shall be regarded as a period of reckonable service for the purposes of any scheme under this section.

(9) Subject to subsection (11) , where, in the period beginning on the commencement of this section and ending immediately before the commencement of a scheme under this section, a superannuation benefit falls due for payment to or in respect of a person who is a member of staff of a children detention school (including a Director) to whom the Single Public Service Pension Scheme does not apply by virtue of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Act of 2012, the benefit shall be calculated and paid by the board of management in accordance with such schemes, arrangements or enactments in relation to superannuation, as applied to the person immediately before the commencement of this section and, for that purpose, his or her pensionable service with the children detention school shall be aggregated with his or her previous pensionable service.

(10) Subject to subsection (11) , every scheme or arrangement in relation to superannuation that relates to any member of staff (including the Director) of a children detention school and that is in force immediately prior to the commencement of this section shall

( a ) on and after the commencement of this section, and

( b ) only in so far as the scheme or arrangement concerned relates to former members of staff (other than those to whom subsection (1) or (2) refers) of the children detention school concerned, including former Directors and those who are deceased,

continue in force.

(11) Paragraph (a) of subsection (8) and subsections (9) and (10) shall not apply in relation to a provision of a scheme or an arrangement in relation to superannuation in respect of which the consent or approval of the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform or any other Minister of the Government was required but not obtained.

(12) The Minister shall cause every scheme submitted and approved under this section to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is approved, and if either such House, within the next 21 days on which that House sits after the scheme is laid before it, passes a resolution annulling the scheme, the scheme shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to anything previously done thereunder.

(13) In this section Act of 2012 means the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012 . ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F167

Substituted (1.12.2015) by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 17, S.I. No. 539 of 2015.

Editorial Notes:

E30

Any defined benefit scheme established under section is excluded from Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990), Part IV by Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 419 of 1993) reg. 6 and sch. C, sch. C as substituted (18.04.2013) by Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 135 of 2013), reg. 2 and further substituted (12.02.2019) by Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 39 of 2019), reg. 2.

E31

Any defined benefit scheme established under section is excluded from Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990), Part III by Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefits) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 279 of 2002), reg. 11 and schedule as substituted (26.02.2009) by Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 70 of 2009), reg. 2.

E32

Previous affecting provision: any defined benefit scheme established under section is excluded from Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990), Part IV by Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 419 of 1993) reg. 6 and sch. C, sch. C as substituted (1.08.2008) by Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard)(Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 295 of 2008), reg. 4.