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Judicial Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1951

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11 F1Contribution towards cost of widow's and children's pension.N.I.

(1)A contribution towards the cost of the liabilities assumed under this Part of this Act for the benefit of a[F2 person's spouse][F3 or civil partner] and children shall be made, taking the form of a reduction in the lump sum which may be granted under this Part in respect of that[F2 person's service].

[F4(1A)No contribution shall be made by a person under sub‐section (1) for any period of service during which an election under paragraph 7A of Schedule 10 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975 is in force in respect of that person.]

(2)The amount of the contribution shall be equal to the annual amount of the personal pension:

Provided that where[F2 the person last had a spouse][F3 or civil partner] at a time before the end of his[F2 or her] relevant service (leaving out of account any marriage[F3 or the formation of a civil partnership] after the end of that service) the amount of the contribution shall be the annual amount of the personal pension—


multiplied by the number of years of his[F2 or her] relevant service completed before that time; and


divided by the number of years of his[F2 or her] relevant service completed in all.

(3)No contribution shall be made in the case of a[F2 person] who at no time during his[F2 or her] relevant service had a[F2 spouse][F3 or civil partner].

F5[(3A)The foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply in the case of a[F2 person] continuing to serve after 17th April 1973 unless, in pursuance of regulations made under Schedule 3 to the Administration of Justice Act 1973 [1973 c.15] , he[F2 or she] elects that this Act shall apply to him[F2 or her] as if that Schedule had not been passed.]

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