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The Police Pensions (Pension Sharing on Divorce) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001

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Amendment of Schedule A

18.  In Schedule A (glossary of expressions) there shall be inserted in the appropriate places in alphabetical order the following definitions–

“the 1993 Act” means the Pension Schemes Act 1993(1);

“the 1995 Act” means the Pensions Act 1995(2);

“the 1999 Act” means the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999(3);

“active member” has the same meaning as in section 124 of the 1995 Act;

“appropriate percentage” has the meaning given in regulation M5(4);

“appropriate rights” has the meaning given in regulation M7(3);

“ex-spouse” means an individual to whom pension credit rights under this Scheme have been or are to be awarded following a pension sharing order;

“indexing” means indexing in accordance with the Government Index of Retail Prices;

“the Inland Revenue” means the Commissioners of Inland Revenue;

“member of this Scheme” means a member of this Scheme and includes an active member, a deferred member and a pension credit member;

“pension credit benefits” means in relation to this Scheme the benefits payable under the Scheme to or in respect of a pension credit member by virtue of his appropriate rights under this Scheme attributable to a pension credit;

“pension credit member” means an individual who is a member of this Scheme, either,

(i)

solely for the provision of a pension credit benefit; or,

(ii)

for the wholly separate provision of a pension credit benefit, where benefits accrue or have accrued to that individual under this Scheme for any other reason;

“pension credit rights” means rights to future benefits under this Scheme which are attributable to a pension credit;

“pension credit” has the meaning given in regulation M3(a);

“pension debit member” means a member, whether an active member, a deferred member or a pensioner member, whose shareable rights under this Scheme are subject to a pension debit;

“pension sharing order or provision” means any order which is mentioned in section 28(1) of the 1999 Act or Article 25(1) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999(4);

“pensionable service” has the meaning given by section 124(1) of the 1995 Act;

“shareable rights” has the same meaning given by section 27(2) of the 1999 Act and means any rights under a pension arrangement other than those described in section 2 of The Pension Sharing (Valuation) Regulations 2000(5);

“this Scheme” means the pension scheme regulated by the 1987 Regulations;

“transferee” has the meaning given by section 29(8) of the 1999 Act; and

“transferor” has the meaning given by section 29(8) of the 1999 Act.

(4)

S.I. 2000/1052.

(5)

S.I. 2000/1052.

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