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Superannuation Act 1972

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Persons engaged in health services, etc.

10Superannuation of persons engaged in health services, etc.

(1)The Secretary of State may, by regulations made with the consent of the Minister, make provision with respect to the pensions, allowances or gratuities which, subject to the fulfilment of such requirements and conditions as may be prescribed by the regulations, are to be, or may be, paid by the Secretary of State to or in respect of such persons, or classes of persons, as may be so prescribed, being—

(a)persons, or classes of persons, engaged in health services other than services provided by a local health authority or other local authority ; and

(b)other persons, or classes of persons, for whom it is appropriate, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, to provide pensions, allowances or gratuities under the regulations.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations under this section—

(a)may include all or any of the provisions referred to in Schedule 3 to this Act; and

(b)may make different provision as respects different classes of persons and different circumstances.

(3)Where the regulations provide for the making of any such payment as is referred to in paragraph 3, 5 or 6 of the said Schedule 3, they may also provide for the payment to be made by the Secretary of State.

(4)Before making any such regulations the Secretary of State shall consult with such representatives of persons likely to be affected by the proposed regulations as appear to him to be appropriate.

(5)In section 7(2) of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 (which, in a case where any person within 12 months after leaving employment by virtue of which he was entitled to participate in superannuation benefits provided under the National Health Service Act 1946 enters other approved employment, empowers the Secretary of State to direct that the superannuation regulations shall apply to him with certain modifications) after the words " any person " there shall be inserted the words

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