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POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND AND POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND RESERVE (INJURY BENEFIT) REGULATIONS 2006

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Regulation 2(a)

SCHEDULE 1GLOSSARY OF EXPRESSIONS

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall be construed as follows —

“the 1988 Regulations” means the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pensions Regulations 1988;

“the 2000 Act” means the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000(1);

“aggregate pension contributions”, for the purpose of calculating an award, has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 3(4);

“average pensionable pay” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 3(2);

the Board” means the Northern Ireland Policing Board as established by section 2 of the 2000 Act;

“child” means (without regard to age) legitimate or illegitimate child, step-child or adopted child and any other child who is substantially dependent on the police officer concerned and either is related to him or is the child of his spouse or civil partner; and “parent” shall be construed accordingly;

“disablement” and cognate expressions have the meanings assigned to them by regulation 6;

“husband” includes wife;

“infirmity” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 6;

“injury” includes any injury or disease, whether of body or of mind;

“injury received in the execution of duty” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 5 and “the result of an injury” shall be construed in accordance with regulation 7;

“medical referee” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation H2(3) of the 1988 Regulations;

“Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme” means the scheme referred to in Article 3 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002(2).

“pensionable pay” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 3(1);

“the Pensions (Increase) Acts” means the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971(3) and the Pensions (Increase) Act 1974(4);

“police officer” means a person who is:

(a)

a constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland as defined in section 1(2) of the 2000 Act; or

(b)

a Police Service of Northern Ireland trainee as defined in section 36(3) of the 2000 Act;

“public holiday” means—

(a)

New Year’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, first Monday in May and last Monday in May, 12th July, last Monday in August, Christmas Day and 26th December; and

(b)

(in addition) in any year where New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or 26th December falls on a Saturday or Sunday, any substitute day;

“the Scheme actuary” means the actuary for the time being appointed by the Secretary of State to provide a consulting service on actuarial matters relevant to these Regulations;

“step-child” includes a person who is the child of the civil partner of the police officer concerned, but is not the child of that police officer;

“widow” includes widower;

“wife” includes husband.

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