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Superannuation Act 1972

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9Superannuation of teachers

(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 teachers.

(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)Where regulations under this section provide for the establishment of a superannuation fund, the regulations may also provide for the payment by the Secretary of State—

(a)of the administrative expenses of the persons by whom, in accordance with the regulations, the fund is to be administered ; and

(b)of such travelling, subsistence and other allowances to those persons as the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Minister, determine.

(5)Before making any such regulations the Secretary of State shall consult with representatives of local education authorities and of teachers and with such representatives of other persons likely to be affected by the proposed regulations as appear to him to be appropriate.

(6)In this section " teachers " includes such persons as may be prescribed by regulations made under this section, being persons employed otherwise than as teachers—

(a)in a capacity connected with education which to a substantial extent involves the control or supervision of teachers; or

(b)in employment which involves the performance of duties in connection with the provision of education or services ancillary to education.

(7)In the application of this section to Scotland for the reference in subsection (5) to local education authorities there shall be substituted a reference to education authorities.

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