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Pensions (Increase) (Northern Ireland) Order 1974

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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.

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