Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1992

Amendment of section 4 of Act of 1938.

12.—(1) Section 4 of the Act of 1938, as amended by the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1964 , is hereby amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (2):

“(2A) Notwithstanding anything contained in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, where on or after the 24th day of August, 1990, a member of either House is required, in connection with his parliamentary duties, to make a journey to Dublin from a place outside the State, in circumstances in which the Minister is satisfied that the necessity to make the journey in question could not reasonably have been foreseen by the member concerned, and the member thereby incurs travel expenses which are not recoupable from any other source, he may be granted travelling facilities in respect of that journey.”.

(2) Subsection (4) of section 4 of the Act of 1938 shall not have effect in relation to a claim made by a member in respect of a journey to which subsection (2A) (inserted by this Act) of the said section 4 applies, if such journey was made before the passing of this Act.