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1.  In this Schedule—

the 1988 Regulations” means the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pensions Regulations 1988 F1 ;

the 2009 Regulations” means the Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009; F2

1988 transition member” means a person—

(a)

who is a member of the 1988 scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under that scheme before the transition date; and

(b)

who is a member of this scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under this scheme;

2006 transition member” means a person —

(a)

who is a member of the 2006 scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under that scheme before the transition date; and

(b)

who is a member of this scheme by virtue of his or her pensionable service under this scheme;

active member”, in relation to this scheme, means a person—

(a)

who is in pensionable service F3 under this scheme; or

(b)

who, for the purposes of determining entitlement to payment of benefits to or in respect of the member, is taken to be an active member of this scheme F4;

closing date”, in relation to a transition member, means—

(a)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the existing scheme, the tapered protection closing date for that member; or

(b)

if the member is not a protected member of the existing scheme, the scheme closing date;

exception” means an exception to section 18(1) of the Act;

“full protection member”—

(a)

in relation to the 1988 scheme has the meaning given in Part 2;

(b)

in relation to the 2006 scheme has the meaning given in Part 3;

(c)

in relation to the 1987 Great Britain police pension scheme or the 2006 England and Wales police pension scheme has the meaning given in the 2015 England and Wales police pension scheme;

(d)

in relation to the 2006 Scotland police pension scheme has the meaning given in the 2015 Scotland police pension scheme;

(e)

in relation to an existing scheme other than the 1988 scheme or the 2006 scheme, means a person in respect of whom an exception under section 18(6) of the Act applies for the purpose of that scheme;

“period of service”—

(a)

in relation to this scheme, means a continuous period of pensionable service under this scheme;

(b)

in relation to the 1987 Great Britain police pension scheme or the 2006 England and Wales police pension scheme or the 2006 Scotland police pension scheme, means a period of pensionable service under that scheme;

protected member”, in relation to the existing police pension scheme, means a full protection member or tapered protection member of that scheme;

“protection period”—

(a)

for a full protection member of the 1988 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 2;

(b)

for a full protection member of the 2006 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 3;

(c)

for a tapered protection member of the 1988 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 4;

(d)

for a tapered protection member of the 2006 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 5;

“tapered protection member”—

(a)

in relation to the 1988 scheme, has the meaning given in Part 4;

(b)

in relation to the 2006 scheme, has the meaning given in in Part 5;

(c)

in relation to the 1987 police pension scheme or 2006 England and Wales police pension scheme has the meaning given in the 2015 England and Wales pension scheme;

(d)

in relation to the 2006 Scotland police pension scheme has the meaning given in the 2015 Scotland police pension scheme; and

(e)

in relation to an existing scheme other than the 1988 scheme or the 2006 scheme, means a person in respect of whom an exception under section 18(6) of the Act applies for the purpose of that scheme; and

transition date”, in relation to a transition member, means—

(a)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the existing police pension scheme, the day after the tapered protection closing date for that member;

(b)

if the member is not a protected member of that scheme, the day after the scheme closing date;

F3See section 37 of the Act for the meaning of “pensionable service”.

F4See chapter 1 of Part 4 (active membership) for when a member of the police service is taken to be an active member of this scheme.

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