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The Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Scotland) (Amendment) Rules 2001

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1.  These Rules may be cited as the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Scotland) (Amendment) Rules 2001 and shall come into force on 1st December 2001.

Interpretation

2.  A reference in these Rules to any rule by number alone means the rule so numbered in the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Scotland) Rules 1981(1).

Amendment of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Scotland) Rules 1981

3.  In rule 2(1)–

(a)in sub-paragraph (b), for “or 5” substitute “, 5 or 5A”;

(b)after sub-paragraph (d) insert–

(dd)“the Deputy President” means such person as may be appointed by the Lord President of the Court of Session to be Deputy President of Pensions Appeal Tribunals for Scotland under paragraph 2B of the Schedule to the Act;;

(c)at the end of sub-paragraph (j) insert–

for Scotland under paragraph 2B of the Schedule to the Act(2); and, where a Deputy President has been appointed, references to the President shall be construed as including the Deputy President where he is authorised to carry out any function of the President under any provision of the Act or of these Rules; and

(d)after sub-paragraph (k) insert–

(kk)“specified decision” has the meaning given in section 5A of the Act(3);.

4.  In rule 3(1)–

(a)omit the word “and” after paragraph (a); and

(b)after paragraph (b) insert–

  • ; and

    (c)

    an appeal against a specified decision shall be brought by the person in respect of whom the Minister has made the decision..

5.  In rule 11(1), omit the words in brackets.

6.  In rule 18, omit the word “shortly”.

7.  In rule 20(2)(b)(4), after “hearing” insert “, giving written reasons for the adjournment”.

8.  In rule 36, after “be discharged by” insert “the Deputy President or, if there is no Deputy President or the Deputy President is for any reason unable to act, by”.

Rodger of Earlsferry

Lord President, I.P.D.

Edinburgh

31st August 2001

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