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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Order 2006

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Firefighters' Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Order 2006.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 1st July 2006, but subject to paragraph (3) (4) and (5) the amendments set out in Schedule 1 to this Order shall have effect from 6th April 2006.

(3) The following amendments shall have effect from 1st July 2006–

(a)the amendments made by paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 (ill-health awards);

(b)the amendments made by paragraph 46 of Schedule 1 (review of ill health and certain deferred pensions); and

(c)the amendments made by paragraph 55 of Schedule 1 (calculation of an ill-health award).

(4) The amendment made by article 2 and paragraph 18 of Schedule 1 (spouse’s or civil partner’s requisite benefit and temporary pension) have effect from 1st March 1992.

(5) The amendment made by article 2 and paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 (short service award) have effect from 4th December 2005.

(6) In this Order–

“the Compensation Scheme” means the Firefighters' Compensation Scheme (Scotland) set out in the Schedule to the Firefighters' Compensation Scheme (Scotland) Order 2006(1); and

“the Pension Scheme” means the Firefighters' Pension Scheme, set out in Schedule 2 to the Firemen’s Pension Scheme Order 1992(2), as it has effect in Scotland.

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S.I. 2006/338.

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S.I. 1992/129, amended by S.I. 1997/2309 and 2851, S.I. 1998/1010, S.I. 2001/3649, S.I. 2005/3228, S.S.I. 2001/310, S.S.I. 2004/385 and S.S.I. 2005/566. The Scheme was made under section 26 of the Fire Services Act 1947 c. 41. That Act was repealed by section 52 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 c. 21. The Firefighters' Pension Scheme and subsections (1) to (5) of section 26 were continued in force, for the purposes of the scheme established under that section as the Firemen’s Pension Scheme, by S.I. 2004/2306. The name of the scheme was changed by article 4(1) of S.I. 2004/2306.

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