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The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Civil Partnership) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Civil Partnership) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and shall come into operation on 5th December 2005.

Amendment of the Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Protected Rights) Regulations

2.  In regulation 12(4)(b)(ia) of the Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Protected Rights) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1) (death of scheme member before effect given to his protected rights) for “widow or widower” there shall be substituted “widow, widower or surviving civil partner”.

Amendment of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Discharge of Liability) Regulations

3.—(1) The Occupational Pension Schemes (Discharge of Liability) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(2) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 5(1)(c)(ii)(3) (other requirements applying to policies of insurance and annuity contracts)—

(a)for “widow or widower” in both places where it occurs there shall be substituted “widow, widower or surviving civil partner”, and

(b)for “widow’s or widower's” there shall be substituted “widow's, widower’s or surviving civil partner's”.

(3) In regulation 11(3)(c)(4) (conditions on which liability to provide pensions under a relevant scheme may be discharged) for “widow or widower” there shall be substituted “widow, widower or surviving civil partner”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 14th November 2005.

L.S.

John O'Neill

A senior officer of the

Department for Social Development

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