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Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960

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20 Provisions as to pensions of Church Estates CommissionersU.K.

[F1(1)The Commissioners shall have power to grant to any First Church Estates Commissioner or Third Church Estates Commissioner who retires from service as such a Commissioner—

(a)if he has performed not less tham fifteen years pensionable service, a pension of such amount as the Commissioners may determine not exceeding two-thirds of the salary to which he was entitled under section 9 of the M1Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Powers) Measure 1938 immediately before retirement;

(b)if he has performed less than fifteen years but not less than five years pensionable service, a pension of such amount as the Commissioners may determine, being an amount not exceeding the aggregate of one third of the salary to which he was so entitled and one thirtieth of that salary for each completed year of pensionable service in excess of five;

(c)if he has performed less tham five years pensionable service but retires by reason of permanent disability for the performance of the duties of his office, a pension of such amount as the Commissioners nay determine not exceeding one-third of the salary to which he was so entitled;

and a pension under this subsection shall be payable for the remainder of the life of the person to whom it is granted.

In determining the amount of the pension, if any, to be granted to a person under this subsection the Commissioners shall have regard to any supperannuation benefits to which he may be entitled in respect of any other service performed by him before his pensionable service began.]

(2)The Commissioners may, at the request of any person who is entitled to a pension by virtue of the last foregoing subsection, and subject to such conditions as the Commissioners may determine—

(a)commute not more than one-quarter of that pension for such capital sum as is estimated by the Commissioners to be the actuarial equivalent thereof; and

(b)permit the allocation of not more than one-third of that pension to his spouse or dependants.

[F2(2A)Where a First Church Estates Commissioner or a Third Church Estates Commissioner dies before retirement and leaves a widow, the Commissioners shall have power to grant to his widow, subject to such conditions as they may determine, a pension for the remainder of her life of the following amount, that is to say, one-third of the amount of the pension which in the opinion of the Commissioners they might have granted to the said Commissioner under subsection (1) of this section if he had retired on the day of his death and, if on that day he had performed less than five years pensionable service, he had retired by reason of permanent disability for the performance of the duties of his office.]

(3)In this section the expression “pensionable service” means service as First Church Estates Commissioner or as Third Church Estates Commissioner, and where any person has performed a period of service as First Church Estates Commissioner and a period of service as Third Church Estates Commissioner the two periods shall be aggregated for the purpose of determining the length of his pensionable service for the purposes of this section.

(4)The Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Pensions of Church Estates Commissioners) Measure, 1930, is hereby repealed.

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C1The text of ss. 1, 2(1)(2), 3(1)(2), 4(1), 5, 6(2), 12(2), 15, 20(4), 22 and Sch. is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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