Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices (Amendment) Act, 1977


9.—(1) Where a person holding the office of Minister of State pursuant to an appointment under section 1 of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1977 , ceases to hold that office, the following provisions shall apply:

(a) he shall for the purposes of sections 14 and 16 of the Principal Act be regarded as having held secretarial office within the meaning of the Principal Act and each of the references in the said sections 14 and 16 to secretarial office shall be construed as including a reference to the aforesaid office of Minister of State, and

(b) in case subsection (3) (inserted by section 11 of the Act of 1968) of the said section 16 is applicable in relation to him, that subsection shall be construed and have effect as if the reference therein to a Parliamentary Secretary were a reference to a Minister of State so appointed.

(2) For the purpose of section 16 of the Principal Act, as amended by section 11 of the Act of 1968, the annual sum which would have been payable for the time being by way of salary to a Parliamentary Secretary shall be such sum as may be determined by the Minister for the Public Service.