Social Welfare Bill 2009: Financial Resolutions.

I move:

1. THAT provision be made to amend the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009 (No. 5 of 2009) in respect of the deduction from the remuneration of certain public servants who are members of certain occupational pension schemes or entitled to benefit under such a scheme or receive a payment in lieu of membership in such a scheme—

(a) by revising, in section 2 of that Act in respect of certain periods, the various rates of deduction,

(b) by providing for the amounts of remuneration to which each of those rates relate, and

(c) by providing for the circumstances in respect of which those rates and amounts of remuneration concerned shall apply,

in the manner and to the extent specified in the Act giving effect to this Resolution.

2. THAT provision be made—

(a) for an increase in the rates at which health contributions are deducted from reckonable earnings, reckonable emoluments and reckonable income in accordance with the Health Contributions Act 1979 (No. 4 of 1979) from 1 May 2009,

(b) for a reduction, from 1 May 2009, in the threshold at which the higher rate of health contributions are deducted from reckonable earnings, reckonable emoluments and reckonable income in accordance with the Health Contributions Act 1979, and

(c) for an ex-gratia payment to an individual made, on the occasion of the redundancy of that individual on or before 30 April 2009, to have health contributions deducted at the rate in operation at 30 April 2009,

in the manner and to the extent specified in the Act giving effect to this Resolution.

Question put and agreed to.