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Pensions (Increase) Act 1971

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12Other overseas pensions

(1)Where it appears to the Secretary of State just so to do having regard to things done by, or to the responsibilities of, the government of any overseas territory at a time when Her Majesty exercised jurisdiction there through Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service, make regulations authorising the payment by the Secretary of State, in respect of pensions to which this section applies or any class of such pensions, of supplements of such amounts as may be specified in the regulations in accordance with this section.

(2)This section applies to pensions payable wholly or partly in respect of service in the overseas territory, being service rendered to any authority or institution in the overseas territory other than the government of the overseas territory, and rendered by a person who is certified by the Secretary of State, with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service, as having been an overseas officer in relation to that territory:

Provided that this section does not apply to a derivative pension unless it is payable either by the government of the overseas territory or in accordance with an enactment, scheme or other instrument specified in the regulations as being approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.

(3)The consent of the Minister for the Civil Service under subsection (2) above may be given generally in respect of persons of such descriptions as may be specified in the consent and subject to such limitations (if any) as may be so specified.

(4)Subsections (4), (5) and (7) of section 11 of this Act shall apply in relation to this section as they apply in relation to that.

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