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The Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Special provision for public service pension schemes

13.—(1) This regulation applies to cases where earners in employments under different employers qualify by virtue of their respective service in those employments for the benefits of the same public service pension scheme.

(2) In a case to which this regulation applies, any notice which is required or authorised to be given under these Regulations shall be treated as properly given if given either by a government department or by the Minister of the Crown having responsibility for the scheme and where this is done the government department or that Minister, as the case may be, shall be treated as the employer of the earners for the purposes of sections 3(1)(a), (2) and (7), 7 and 30(1)(a), (2) and (8) of the Act and of any regulations made thereunder.

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