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Statutory Instruments

1974 No. 1267 (N.I. 2)

Pensions (Increase) (Northern Ireland) Order 1974

[25th July 1974]

Title and commencementN.I.

1.  This Order may be cited as the Pensions (Increase) (Northern Ireland) Order 1974 … Commencement …

InterpretationN.I.

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 a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“the Act of 1971” means the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971; [1971 c.35]

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

“regulations” means regulations made by the Department of FinanceF1 or made by any other department of the Government of Northern Ireland with the approval of that Department; and

“the relevant date”, in relation to a pension, means—

(a)such date as may be specified in regulations as that on which, in the opinion of the Department making the regulations, the emoluments relevant for the purpose of calculating the pension were or are expected to be increased by the principal pay increase made or expected to be made, during the year ending with 6th November 1974, in accordance with the code in force under section 2 of the Counter-Inflation Act 1973 [1973 c.9] at the time of the increase; or

(b)if on 7th November 1974 no date is specified in respect of the pension in pursuance of the preceding sub-paragraph, 6th November 1974;

and other expressions used in this Order and the Act of 1971 have the same meanings in this Order as in that Act except that references to a pension in this Order do not include payments other than periodical payments.

(3) A pension as to which it is provided in pursuance of section 5(2) of the Act of 1971 that that Act shall have effect as if the pension were specified in a particular Part of Schedule 2 to that Act shall be deemed for the purposes of this Order to be specified in that Part of that Schedule.

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F1Functions transf. by SR 1976/281

Increases of certain official pensionsN.I.

3.—(1) The rate which apart from this Order is the basic rate of an official pension of a class prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph and beginning—

(a)after 1st January 1973; and

(b)in the case of a pension beginning after 6th November 1974, before the first anniversary of the relevant date for the pension,

may be increased by the pension authority, in respect of any period beginning on or after 1st December 1973, by a percentage of the said basic rate ascertained in accordance with the following paragraph.

(2) The said percentage in respect of any pension is that which is specified in relation to a pension beginning when the pension in question begins—

(a)in Part I of the Schedule in the case of a pension to which this sub-paragraph applies; and

(b)in Part II of the Schedule in any other case;

and sub-paragraph ( a) applies to pensions specified in regulations as pensions as respects which, in the opinion of the Department making the regulations, increases in the emoluments relevant for the purpose of calculating the pensions were deferred during the period beginning with 6th November 1972 and ending with 31st March 1973 in consequence of provisions of the Counter-Inflation (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972. [1972 c.74]

Para.(3) amends s.15 of 1971 c.35 (NI)

(4) Regulations may provide that this Order (except this paragraph and Article 5) shall have effect, in relation to any official pension of a class prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph, with prescribed additions, amendments and omissions.

(5) The classes of official pension which may be prescribed for the purposes of paragraph (1) shall not include any pension for which the Minister for the Civil Service is the pension authority.

Provisions supplementary to Article 3N.I.

4.—(1) Where a pension authority has power by virtue of the preceding Article to increase any pension specified in Part II of Schedule 2 to the Act of 1971 (which relates to pensions payable by local authorities etc.) it shall be the duty of the authority to exercise the power.

(2) Section 7(2) and (3) of the Act of 1971 and Article 9(3) of the Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 [1972 NI 10] (which among other things relate to the manner in which certain increases under the Act of 1971 are to be paid or borne and in which the cost of them is to be apportioned) shall have effect as if references to the Act of 1971 included references to this Order.

(3) Regulations may provide that, in relation to any pensions specified in the regulations, functions of the pension authority under this Order shall be performed on behalf of the pension authority by such other authority as is so specified.

(4) In calculating the rate of any derivative pension any increase under this Order of the principal pension shall be disregarded.

Amendments of Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971N.I.

  • 5.  Para.(1) rep. by 1975 NI 15

  • Para.(2) amends s.3 of 1971 c.35 (NI)

(3) Subsection (4) of section 3 of the Act of 1971 (which provides that an increase in pursuance of that Act of a widow's pension shall not be payable unless a qualifying condition mentioned in that subsection is satisfied) shall cease to have effect, and accordingly—

(a)in sections 1(1), …F2, 3(1) and 6(6) of that Act, Article 3(1) of the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order (Northern Ireland) 1972, [SRO 1972/263] Article 3(1) of the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order (Northern Ireland) 1973 [SRO 1973/364] and the Schedules to those Orders, after the words “is satisfied” there shall be inserted the words “ or the pension is a widow's pension ”; and

(b)at the end of section 15(1) of that Act there shall be inserted the words “ 'widow's pension' means a pension payable in respect of the services of the pensioner's deceased husband ”;

but nothing in this paragraph affects any increase which became payable before the commencement of this Order and no increase shall be payable by virtue of this paragraph in respect of any period before 1st December 1974.

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F21975 NI 15

RegulationsN.I.

6.  Regulations made under this Order—

(a)may provide for them to have effect from a date before the making thereof (whether before or after the commencement of this Order); and

(b)shall be subject to negative resolution.

Article 3(2).

SCHEDULEN.I.PERCENTAGE INCREASES OF BASIC RATES OF PENSIONS

PART IN.I.PENSIONS RELATED TO EMOLUMENTS OF WHICH INCREASES WERE DEFERRED

Beginning date of pensionNumber of per cent
1. Before 2nd April 19734.1
2. After 1st April 1973 and before 2nd May 19733.7
3. After 1st May 1973 and before 2nd June 19733.4
4. After 1st June 1973 and before 2nd July 19733.0
5. After 1st July 1973 and before 1st April 1974The number calculated in accordance with paragraph 17
6. After 31st March 1974 and on or before the relevant date for the pension6.1
7. After both 31st March 1974 and the relevant date for the pensionThe number calculated in accordance with paragraph 18

PART IIN.I.OTHER PENSIONS

8. Before 2nd February 19733.7
9. After 1st February 1973 and before 2nd March 19733.4
10. After 1st March 1973 and before 2nd April 19733.0
11. After 1st April 1973 and before 2nd May 19732.7
12. After 1st May 1973 and before 2nd June 19732.4
13. After 1st June 1973 and before 2nd July 19732.0
14. After 1st July 1973 and before 1st January 1974The number calculated in accordance with paragraph 19
15. After 31st December 1973 and on or before the relevant date for the pension6.1
16. After both 31st December 1973 and the relevant date for the pensionThe number calculated in accordance with paragraph 18

PART IIIN.I.CALCULATION OF NUMBERS MENTIONED IN PARAGRAPHS 5, 7, 14 AND 16

17.  The number mentioned in paragraph 5 is that produced by dividing by 12 the sum of 10.4 multiplied by the number specified in sub-paragraph ( a) and 6.1 multiplied by the number specified in sub-paragraph ( b), namely—N.I.

(a)the number of complete months in the period beginning with the date of which the date when the pension begins is the first anniversary and ending with 31st March 1973; and

(b)the number of complete months in the period beginning with 1st April 1973 and ending either with the day preceding that on which the pension begins or with the day preceding the relevant date for the pension, whichever is the earlier;

and for the purposes of sub-paragraph ( b) any fraction of a month shall be treated as a complete month.

18.  The number mentioned in paragraph 7 and paragraph 16 is that produced by dividing by 12 the product of 6.1 and the number of complete months in the period beginning with the date when the pension begins and ending with the day preceding the first anniversary of the relevant date for the pension.N.I.

19.  The number mentioned in paragraph 14 is that produced by applying paragraph 17 with the substitution for the references to 31st March 1973 and 1st April 1973 of references to 31st December 1972 and 1st January 1973 respectively.N.I.

20.  Any number calculated in pursuance of paragraphs 17 to 19 shall be calculated to the nearest tenth, one-twentieth being counted as a tenth.N.I.

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