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Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

(2) In this Order—

“government department” means a department of the Government of Northern Ireland;

“the Ministry” means the Ministry of DevelopmentF1;

“normal retiring age” means,—

(a)in relation to any person to whom an age of compulsory retirement applies by virtue of the relevant superannuation scheme, that age, and

(b)in relation to any other person, the age of sixty-five in the case of a man and sixty in the case of a woman or, in either case, such other age as may be prescribed;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Ministry;

“reckonable service”, in relation to any person, means service in respect of which benefits are payable under the relevant superannuation scheme;

“relevant compensation provision” means—

(a)section 11(1) of the Housing Executive Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 [1971 c.5] ,

(b)section 137(1) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 [1972 c.9] ,

(c)Article 43(1) of the Electricity Supply (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 [1972 NI 9] ,

(d)Article 73(1) of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 [1972 NI 12] ,

(e)Article 78(1) of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 [1972 NI 14] , or

(f)section 16C(1) of the Fire Services Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 [1969 c.13] (as set out in Article 6 of the Fire Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1973) [1973 NI 9] ;

“relevant superannuation scheme”, in relation to any person, means the transferred provision or instrument which is applicable in the case of his office or employment and which makes provision with respect to the pensions, allowances or gratuities which, subject to the fulfilment of certain requirements and conditions, are to be, or may be, paid to or in respect of persons in that office or employment;

“transferred provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1( g) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] .

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F1Now D/Env., SRO (NI) 1973/504; 1976 NI 6 art.3

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