Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (69)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

69. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 197 of 2 October 2018, when the new guidance on the implementation of sections 52(6) and (7) of the 2012 Act will be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22290/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I would advise the Deputy that for the purposes of preparing the new guidance on the implementation of section 52(6) and (7) of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and other Provisions) Act 2012, referred to in my answer to Parliamentary Question No. 197 of 2 October 2018, my Department has carried out a review into the operation of those provisions. As part of the review, it is now considered necessary to seek further legal advice from the Office of the Attorney General. Once that advice has been received, and considered, my Department should be in a position to issue the new guidance for the attention of all public service pension administrators. I am hopeful that this process can be completed within a matter of months.