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Pensions (Increase) Act 1971

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Schedule 3Further Administrative, Incidental and Consequential Provisions

Liability for cost of increase of certain local authority, police and fire service pensions

1(1)Where a pension to which this paragraph applies is increased under this Act, the cost of the increase shall be defrayed by the pension authority; but where the pension authority are not the last employing authority, the last employing authority shall reimburse to the pension authority that cost or so much of it as is not required by paragraph 2 below to be reimbursed by some other authority or to be borne by the pension authority.

(2)For the purposes of this paragraph, " the last employing authority " means, in relation to a pension, the authority to whom the latest services in respect of which the pension is payable were rendered, unless the functions in connection with which they were rendered have been transferred to another authority ; and where they have been so transferred, " the last employing authority " means the authority by whom those functions are for the time being exercisable.

(3)Any question who are the last employing authority for the purposes of this paragraph shall, in default of agreement, be determined by the Secretary of State.

(4)Nothing in this paragraph shall affect the operation in relation to increases under this Act of the provisions of section 14 of the Police Act 1890 and section 10 of the Police Pensions Act 1921 as to the payment of pensions partly out of the police fund and partly out of moneys provided by Parliament.

(5)This paragraph applies to the pensions specified in the following paragraphs of Schedule 2 to this Act, that is to say, paragraphs 39, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 56 to 60, 62 and 63.

2(1)Where a pension to which this paragraph applies is increased under this Act, and by virtue of section 7(3) any part of the cost of the increase would, but for paragraph 1 above, be apportioned to a fund not administered by the pension authority, that part of the cost shall be reimbursed to the pension authority; and the cost of reimbursement shall be defrayed and borne as if it were the cost of an increase under this Act on a separate pension payable out of that fund in respect of the employment giving rise to the apportionment to that fund.

(2)Where a pension to which this paragraph applies is increased under this Act, and—

(a)the pension is payable partly in respect of service in respect of which another such pension was payable (" the previous service ") and partly in respect of further service rendered after the termination of the previous service; and

(b)different authorities are the last employing authority in relation to the two pensions, but the cost of the final pension does not fall to be apportioned ;

then so much of the cost of the increase as is referable to the previous service on an apportionment made according to the length of that service as compared with that of the further service shall be reimbursed to the pension authority by the authority who are the last employing authority in relation to the earlier pension (or, if the pension authority are that authority, shall be borne by the pension authority and shall not be reimbursed in accordance with paragraph 1 above by the last employing authority).

(3)Paragraphs 1(2) and (3) above shall apply for purposes of this paragraph as they apply for purposes of paragraph 1.

(4)This paragraph applies to the same pensions as paragraph 1 above, except that it does not apply to pensions specified in paragraphs 44, 45 and 56 of Schedule 2.

Pensions of former civil servants payable by Post Office

3It shall be the duty of the Post Office to increase in accordance with this Act any pension which is payable under the Superannuation Acts 1965 and 1967 but in relation to which the Post Office are the pension authority by virtue of section 44 of the Post Office Act 1969 ; and where under that Act part of a pension so payable is to be paid by the Post Office and part is not, this Act shall apply as if the two parts were separate pensions.

Re-employed teachers

4Any reference to the Pensions (Increase) Acts 1920 to 1969 (or any of them) which is contained—

(a)in regulation 50 of the Teachers' Superannuation Regulations 1967, as inserted by regulation 13 of the Teachers' Superannuation (Amendment) Regulations 1970 ; or

(b)in regulation 50 of the Teachers Superannuation (Scotland) Regulations 1969 ;

shall have effect, in relation to any period after 31st August 1971, as a reference to Part I of this Act (but without prejudice to the power to vary or revoke those regulations).

Retired staff of former approved schools etc.

5In Schedule 3 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 (which relates to the arrangements to take effect on an institution ceasing under section 46 to be an approved school, remand home, approved probation hostel or approved probation home), for paragraph 1(3) there shall be substituted—

(3)In respect of any such superannuation or other benefits as are referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of this paragraph, being benefits to which a person became entitled before the specified date and to which the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 does not apply, the section 46 order may contain such provisions for securing the payment of additional amounts (calculated by reference to increases under that Act or under any enactment repealed by it) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate having regard to any arrangements obtaining with respect to those benefits before the specified date.

Meaning of " local authority " and " local government service "

6(1)For the purposes of this Act " local authority " means—

(a)in England and Wales the Greater London Council, the Common Council of the City of London, the council of a county, county borough, London borough or county district and any other local authority within the meaning of the Local Loans Act 1875 ; and

(b)in Scotland any county council, town council or district council and any other authority to whom section 270 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 applies.

(2)References in this Act to a local authority shall apply also—

(a)to any joint board or joint committee established under or by virtue of any Act if all the constituent authorities are local authorities ; and

(b)to any other joint committee established by a combination scheme under section 5(1) and (2) of the Local Government and other Officers' Superannuation Art 1922 or under section 2 of the Local Government Superannuation Art 1937 or the Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Art 1937; and

(c)in relation to cases where they are the employing authority for purposes of the Local Government Superannuation Art 1937 or the Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Act 1937, any passenger transport executive established under section 9(1) of the Transport Art 1968.

7(1)For the purposes of this Act " local government service " means service under any local authority, but includes service which by virtue of any enactment mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) below is, for superannuation purposes, treated as service under a local authority.

(2)The enactments referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above are—

(a)the following enactments (which relate to war service), that is to say.—

(i)sections 2 and 3 of the Local Government (Emergency Provisions) Art 1916 ;

(ii)section 12(3) of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1937 or of the Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Act 1937;

(iii)section 3 of the Local Government Staffs (War Service) Art 1939 ; and

(b)section 51(4) (firemen employed in training institutions) of the London County Council (General Powers) Art 1949.

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