Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011

18.

Functions in respect of Central Fund.

18.— (1) None of the provisions of this Act shall be construed as effecting a transfer from the Minister for Finance to the Minister of any function consisting of the payment, or authorisation of the payment, of moneys out of the Central Fund.

(2) The Central Fund (Permanent Provisions) Act 1965 is amended—

( a) in section 2, by the substitution of—

(i) “the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform asks Dáil Éireann” for “he asks Dáil Éireann”, and

(ii) “the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform’s considering it to be necessary” for “his considering it to be necessary”,

and

( b) by the insertion of the following section:

“4A.— The Minister for Finance shall not perform a function under section 2 or 4 except on the request of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.”.

(3) The Minister for Finance shall not, without the approval of the Minister, perform a function consisting of the payment of moneys out of the Central Fund—

( a) under a provision specified in Schedule 3 , or

( b) that is performable in accordance with, or for the purposes of, such a provision.

(4) The Minister for Finance shall not, without the approval of the Minister, perform a function consisting of the payment of moneys out of the Central Fund for the purposes of, or in connection with, the superannuation or remuneration (including emoluments and allowances) of any person to which the Presidential Establishment Acts 1938 to 1991 apply.