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The Police Pension (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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PART 3Amendments of the Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009

30.  The Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009 are amended as follows.

31.  After regulation 2(4) (meaning of certain expressions and references – general provision) insert—

(5) For the purposes of these Regulations an employed constable of NPIA shall be deemed to be a member of the police service, except where the context otherwise requires.

(6) In relation to an employed constable of NPIA—

(a)any reference in these Regulations to the Board shall be construed as a reference to NPIA; and

(b)any reference in these Regulations to the police service shall be construed as a reference to NPIA..

32.—(1) Regulation 14 (retirement) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1)(c) omit “or”.

(3) At the end of paragraph (1)(d) insert—

or

(e)leaving the police service on joining NPIA as an employed constable of NPIA..

33.—(1) Regulation 15 (voluntary retirement) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (3) for “ad SOCA” substitute “and SOCA”.

(3) After paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) An employed constable of NPIA who intends to retire under this regulation shall give NPIA notice of such period as required by his contract of employment of that intention or shall give such shorter period of notice as may be agreed between the employed constable of NPIA and NPIA..

(4) In paragraph (6) after “SOCA” insert “or an employed constable of NPIA”.

34.  At the end of regulation 16(4) (compulsory retirement on account of age) insert “or an employed constable of NPIA”.

35.  At the end of regulation 17(3) (compulsory retirement on the ground of efficiency of the police service) insert “or an employed constable of NPIA”.

36.  In regulation 20 (pensionable pay) after “SOCA” insert “or an employed constable of NPIA”.

37.  In regulation 48(17) (review and cancellation of pensions payable on the ground of permanent disablement) after “SOCA” insert “and an employed constable of NPIA”.

38.—(1) Regulation 49 (withdrawal of pension during service as a police officer) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1) for “paragraph (3)” substitute “paragraphs (3) and (4)”.

(3) After paragraph (3) insert—

(4) This regulation shall not apply in relation to any period during which a pensioner is serving as an employed constable of NPIA, where that period of service commenced on or before 10th November 2010..

39.—(1) Regulation 72 (interpretation – transfers) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)a reference to a police officer transferring to a police force in Great Britain shall, in the case of a specified employee of SOCA, be construed as his leaving SOCA for the purpose of becoming a regular policeman in Great Britain and becoming such a regular policeman, where he leaves SOCA—

(i)after giving notice of such period as required by his contract of employment of his intention to do so to SOCA, or

(ii)after giving such shorter period of notice as may be agreed between the specified employee of SOCA and SOCA.

(ab)a reference to a police officer transferring to a police force in Great Britain shall, in the case of an employed constable of NPIA, be construed as his leaving NPIA for the purpose of becoming a regular policeman in Great Britain and becoming such a regular policeman, where he leaves NPIA—

(i)after giving notice of such period as required by his contract of employment of his intention to do so to NPIA, or

(ii)after giving such shorter period of notice as may be agreed between the employed constable of NPIA and NPIA..

(3) After paragraph (b) insert—

(c)A reference to a regular police officer having transferred from a police force in Great Britain shall, in the case of a specified employee of SOCA who, immediately before joining the National Criminal Intelligence Service or the National Crime Squad, was a regular policeman in Great Britain, be construed as his leaving SOCA for the purpose of becoming a police officer and his becoming a police officer, where he leaves SOCA—

(i)after giving notice of such period as required by his contract of employment of his intention to do so to SOCA, or

(ii)after giving such shorter period of notice as may be agreed between the specified employee of SOCA and SOCA.

(d)A reference to a regular police officer having transferred from a police force in Great Britain shall, in the case of an employed constable of NPIA, be construed as his leaving NPIA for the purpose of becoming a police officer and his becoming a police officer, where he leaves NPIA—

(i)after giving notice of such period as required by his contract of employment of his intention to do so to NPIA, or

(ii)after giving such shorter period of notice as may be agreed between the employed constable of NPIA and NPIA..

40.—(1) Schedule 1 (glossary of expressions) is amended as follows.

(2) The following definitions are inserted in the appropriate places—

“an employed constable of NPIA” means a member of staff of NPIA who is a constable and an employee of NPIA,

“NPIA” means the National Policing Improvement Agency,.

(3) In the definition of “maternity leave” at the end insert “and in relation to an employed constable of NPIA it means any period of maternity leave taken whilst employed by NPIA”.

(4) In the definition of “parental leave” at the end insert “and in relation to an employed constable of NPIA it means any period of parental leave taken whilst employed by NPIA”.

(5) In the definition of “part-time service” at the end insert “or as an employed constable of NPIA”.

(6) In the definition of “regular police officer” at the end of paragraph (d) omit “and” and at the end of paragraph (e) insert—

and

(f)

an employed constable of NPIA;.

(7) In the definition of “sick leave” at the end insert “and in relation to an employed constable of NPIA, it means any period of sick leave taken whilst employed by NPIA”.

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