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Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (Part-time) (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Regulations 1996

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Part IVPay

Rate of pay

16.  The rate of pay for any member for each hour of duty actually performed is, with effect as from 31st August 1995, £6·91 and, with effect as from 31st August 1996, £7·15.

Sick pay

17.—(1) Where a member loses remuneration in his private employment in consequence of an injury received or disease contracted—

(a)in the execution of his duty; or

(b)while on duty or while on a journey necessary to enable him to report for duty or to return home after duty,

he shall be entitled to an allowance by way of sick pay as hereinafter provided.

(2) Except where the Secretary of State, at the request of the Police Authority, determines otherwise in specific cases, the sick pay shall be payable for so long as the member continues to lose remuneration or for a period of 26 weeks, whichever is the less; and, subject to regulation 18, the rate thereof shall be whichever is the lower of the following rates, that is to say—

(a)the rate of such loss of remuneration, or

(b)the rate of pay to which he would have been entitled if he had been a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary holding the rank of constable and his service as a reserve constable had been service as such a member.

Deductions from pay of social security benefits and statutory sick pay

18.—(1) There shall be deducted from the pay of a member—

(a)the amount of any short-term or long-term incapacity benefit to which he is entitled under the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994(1), and

(b)any statutory sick pay to which he is entitled under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2),

and for the purposes of sub-paragraph (a) any increase for adult and child dependants shall be treated as forming part of the benefit or allowance to which it relates.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation, a woman member who, as a married woman or widow, has elected to pay contributions under section 19 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 at the reduced rate shall be deemed to be entitled to any social security benefits mentioned in paragraph (1) to which she would have been entitled had she not elected to contribute at the reduced rate.

Pay day

19.—(1) Members shall be paid at such intervals as the Police Authority may fix and the Police Authority may fix different intervals for different ranks of members.

(2) In fixing the interval for any rank, the Police Authority shall have regard to the wishes of the members of that rank.

(3) The Police Authority may, if it thinks fit, pay to a member such part of his pay as it may determine in advance of the day on which it would otherwise be due to be paid in accordance with this regulation.

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