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The Police (Injury Benefit) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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1.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall be construed as follows–

“the 1987 Regulations” means the Police Pensions Regulations 1987(1);

“adult survivor” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 13(1);

“aggregate pension contributions”, for the purpose of calculating an award, has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 4(4);

“average pensionable pay” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 4(2);

“board of medical referees” has the meaning assigned to it by paragraph 4 of Schedule 6;

“child” means (without regard to age) legitimate or illegitimate child, step child or adopted child and any other child who is substantially dependent on the member of a police force concerned and either is related to that member or is the child of their spouse or civil partner, and “parent” shall be construed accordingly;

“disablement” and cognate expressions have the meanings assigned to them by regulation 7;

“home police force” means any police force within the meaning of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(2);

“husband” includes wife;

“infirmity” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 7;

“injury” includes any injury or disease, whether of body or of mind;

“injury received in the execution of duty” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 6 and “the result of an injury” shall be construed in accordance with regulation 8;

“medical authority means the independent qualified medical practitioner providing a decision under Regulation H1(2) of the 1997 Regulations or the board of medical referees if the independent qualified medical practitioner’s decision is subsequently changed on appeal under Regulation H2(3) of those regulations;

“member of a police force” includes–

(a)

an inspector of constabulary; and

(b)

a police officer engaged on relevant service;

“overseas corps” means any body in which persons such as are mentioned in section 1(1) of the Police (Overseas Service) Act 1945(3) are serving and in relation to which regulations made under section 1(2) of that Act have been made;

“overseas police officer” means–

(a)

a member of an overseas corps, or

(b)

an officer to whom section 10 of the Overseas Development and Co operation Act 1980(4) or the Overseas Service Act 1958(5) applies or applied and whose service as such an officer is or was for the time being service in respect of which section 11 of the said Act of 1980 or section 5 of the said Act of 1958 has or had effect

and has the same meaning as “overseas policeman” in the 1987 Regulations;

“overseas service” means service as an overseas police officer;

“pensionable pay” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 4(1);

“the Pensions (Increase) Acts” means the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971(6) and the Pensions (Increase) Act 1974(7);

“public holiday” means Christmas Day, the 26th December (if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday), the 1st January (if it so falls), Good Friday or a bank holiday;

“regular police officer” means–

(a)

a member of a home police force;

(b)

an inspector of constabulary; and

(c)

a police officer engaged on relevant service and any other overseas police officer

and has the same meaning as “regular policeman” in the 1987 Regulations;

“the Scheme actuary” means the actuary for the time being appointed by the Scottish Ministers to provide a consulting service on actuarial matters relevant to these Regulations;

“step child” includes a person who is the child of the civil partner of the member of a police force concerned, but is not the child of that member;

“widow” includes widower; and

“wife” includes husband.

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