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The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 4)

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3.—(1) The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 22 (matters to which the court is to have regard in exercising its powers under Article 21)—

(a)in paragraph (3A)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) after “have” insert “and any PPF compensation to which a party to the marriage is or is likely to be entitled,”,

(ii)for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—

(b)so far as relating to sub-paragraph (h) of that provision, include—

(i)any benefits under a pension arrangement which, by reason of the dissolution or annulment of the marriage, a party to the marriage will lose the chance of acquiring, and

(ii)any PPF compensation which, by reason of the dissolution or annulment of the marriage, a party to the marriage will lose the chance of acquiring entitlement to,, and

(b)in paragraph (7), after sub-paragraph (b) add

, and

(c)“PPF compensation” means compensation payable under Chapter 3 of Part III of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (pension protection) or any provision in force in Great Britain corresponding to that Chapter..

(3) In Article 25 (application to orders under Articles 18 and 21 of certain provisions of Part III of the Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978), after paragraph (1)(be) insert—

(bf)Article 27E(2) to (10) (the Pension Protection Fund),.

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