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Superannuation Act 1972

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22Pension schemes of various statutory bodies: removal of requirement to obtain Ministerial approval for certain determinations

(1)Any body specified in column 1 of Schedule 4 to this Act may make any determination relating to, or connected with, the provision of pensions, gratuities or other like benefits to or in respect of persons employed by it which it has power to make under the enactment specified in relation to that body in column 2 of that Schedule without obtaining the approval or agreement of any Minister of the Crown or government department whose approval of, or agreement to, that determination is required by virtue of that enactment or by virtue of that enactment and any order made in pursuance of section 1 or 2 of the Ministers of the Crown (Transfer of Functions) Act 1946 or section 4 of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1964.

(2)The Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine may approve any determination relating to pensions made under paragraph 20(2) of Schedule 1 to the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960 by a board established under that Act without obtaining the agreement of the Minister.

(3)Any pension scheme in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, being a scheme which was referred to in or established under section 12(4) of the Port of London (Consolidation) Act 1920 (provision of pensions, etc.), and any rules made in pursuance of such a scheme may be amended without the approval of the Secretary of State.

(4)So much of any provision contained in a document forming part of any scheme for the provision of pensions, gratuities or other like benefits to or in respect of persons employed by industrial training boards established under section 1 of the Industrial Training Act 1964 as prohibits any alteration being made in that document, or any other document forming part of such a scheme, without the approval of the Secretary of State shall cease to have effect.

(5)Any provision contained in a document forming part of a scheme for the provision of pensions, gratuities or other like benefits to or in respect of persons employed by the National Film Finance Corporation may, with the approval of the Secretary of State, be amended to such extent as appears to him to be necessary or expedient having regard to subsection (1) above, as it applies in relation to the Corporation, and to any repeal of the Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Act 1949 made by this Act.

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