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The Police (Injury Benefit) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Gratuity in lieu of child’s special allowance

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25.—(1) Where a child is entitled to a child’s special allowance, the police authority may, subject to regulation 26, commute it for a gratuity.

(2) Provided that a police authority shall not exercise their discretion under this paragraph unless–

(a)the child’s surviving parent or guardian consents or, where the child has no such parent or guardian, the child himself consents; and

(b)they are satisfied that there are sufficient reasons for so doing.

(3) Where the police authority are precluded by reason of the provisions of regulation 26 from exercising their discretion under paragraph (1) but otherwise would exercise it, they may, subject to those provisions, exercise that discretion in relation to part only of the allowance.

(4) A gratuity under this regulation shall be of such amount as may be agreed between the police authority and the child’s surviving parent or guardian, or between the police authority and the child where the child has no such parent or guardian, not exceeding the capitalised value of the special allowance or, as the case may be, that part thereof which is commuted, calculated in accordance with tables prepared from time to time for the purpose by the Scheme actuary.

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