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11 1952


Chapter VII.

Amendment of Insurance (Intermittent Unemployment) Act, 1942.

Amendment of Insurance (Intermittent Unemployment) Act, 1942.

122. —(1) The Insurance (Intermittent Unemployment) Act, 1942 (No. 7 of 1942), is hereby amended as follows:—

(i) the following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (a) of section 24:—

“(a) payment of weekly contributions by means of adhesive stamps (in this Act referred to as supplementary insurance stamps) affixed to books or cards (in this Act respectively referred to as supplementary unemployment books and supplementary unemployment cards) or otherwise, and for regulating the manner, times, and conditions in, at, and under which supplementary insurance stamps are to be affixed or payments are otherwise to be made”;

(ii) the following provision shall be inserted at the end of section 24:—

“Regulations under this section providing for the payment of weekly contributions, at the option of the persons liable to pay, either—

(a) by means of supplementary insurance stamps, or

(b) by some alternative method, the use of which involves greater expense in administration to the departments of State concerned than would be incurred if the contributions were paid by means of supplementary insurance stamps,

may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, include provision for the payment to the Minister by any person who adopts any alternative method, and for the recovery by the Minister, of the prescribed fees. The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in respect of the said fees and all such fees shall be collected and taken in such manner as the Minister for Finance directs from time to time and shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in accordance with the directions of that Minister.”

(iii) in subsection (3) of section 43 the words “or otherwise” shall be inserted after the words “his supplementary unemployment book”,

(iv) in paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 52 the words “in the opinion of the Minister” shall be inserted after the word “sufficient” and the words “to the knowledge” shall be substituted for the words “into the possession or procurement”.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall come into operation on the appointed day.

Application of certain provisions of this Act.

123. —Regulations may apply any of the provisions of or made under sections 29 and 41 to 48 of this Act to insurance against intermittent unemployment under the Insurance (Intermittent Unemployment) Act, 1942 (No. 7 of 1942), and any such application may be either with or without modifications and either in addition to or in substitution for existing provisions of the Insurance (Intermittent Unemployment) Act, 1942 .