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

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Member to be informed of the option to restore state scheme rights

50.  Where the Department has advised the trustees of a scheme that it is of the opinion that the conditions referred to in paragraph 5(3A) of Schedule 1 to the Act are satisfied in respect of any member, the trustees must inform the member in writing of that fact—

(a)when they give notice of any proposal to discharge a liability of the scheme in respect of the member in accordance with regulations under Article 74 of the Order (discharge of liabilities by insurance, etc.) or under section 28A of the Act(1) (discharge of protected rights on winding up: insurance policies);

(b)if no notice is given by the trustees in accordance with paragraph (a), when the member is advised of any other option available to discharge a liability of the scheme in respect of him.

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Section 28A was inserted by Article 143(1) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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