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The Election Against Benefits (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Election Against Benefits (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 19th December 2003.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Modification of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

2.—(1) The Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(2) shall have effect subject to the following modifications.

(2) In section 2A(3) –

(a)for “a personal pension election” in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted “an election”;

(b)in subsection (1) for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

(b)be entitled at any time to serve on the Department a written notice of election not to be a member of the occupational pension scheme, to take effect on a date not less than one month after the date on which it was served.;

(c)in subsection (3) for “a personal pension” there shall be substituted “an election”, and

(d)in subsection (9) –

(i)before the definition of “occupational pension scheme” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“election” means an election made under and in accordance with subsection (1);;

(ii)the definitions of “personal pension scheme” and “personal pension election” shall be omitted.

Modification of the Lands Tribunal and Compensation Act

3.—(1) The Lands Tribunal and Compensation Act (Northern Ireland) 1964(4) shall have effect subject to the following modifications.

(2) In section 2A(5) –

(a)in subsection (2) the definition of “personal pension scheme” shall be omitted, and

(b)in subsection (3) for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

(b)be entitled at any time to serve on the Lord Chancellor a written notice of election not to be a member of the relevant judicial pension scheme, to take effect on a date not less than one month after the date on which it was served..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 20th November 2003.

L.S.

John O'Neill

Senior Officer of the

Department for Social Development

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby consents to the foregoing Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 20th November 2003.

L.S.

M. G. Cosgrave

Senior Officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

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