Central Bank Act, 1989.

Alteration of prescribed percentage.

79.—(1) The Minister may, where he is satisfied after consultation with the Bank that it would be in the interest of the orderly and proper regulation of banking, by order amend the definition of “prescribed percentage” in section 74 by altering the percentage amount therein specified including an amount for the time being so specified by virtue of this section.

(2) Whenever an order is proposed to be made under subsection (1) a draft of the order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.