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3 Compensation for members or staff of development corporations and continuity of employment.S

(1)The Secretary of State may, out of moneys provided by Parliament, pay to any person who was a member of a development corporation immediately before the making of an order under section 1 of this Act such sums by way of compensation for loss of office as he may, with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service, determine.

(2)The Secretary of State, with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service, shall by regulations require the winding up body to pay, in such cases and to such extent as may be determined by or under the regulations, compensation to or in respect of persons who are or were employed by the development corporation and who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments in consequence of the making of an order under section 1 of this Act.

(3)Different regulations may be made under subsection (2) above in relation to different classes of persons, and any such regulations may be so framed as to have effect as from a date prior to the making thereof, so however that so much of any regulations as provides that any provision thereof is to have effect as from a date earlier than the making thereof shall not place any person other than the winding up body in a worse position than he would have been in if the regulations had been made to have effect only as from the date of the making thereof.

(4)Regulations under subsection (2) above—

(a)may prescribe the procedure to be followed in making claims for compensation, and the manner in which and the person by whom the question whether any or what compensation is payable is to be determined, and

(b)may apply, with or without modifications, the provisions of any other rules or regulations relating to similar matters.

(5)Regulations under subsection (2) above shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)For the purpose of—

[F1Parts I and IX to XI of the Employment Rights Act 1996]

there shall be deemed to have been no break in the employment of any person who is transferred, in consequence of an order under section 1 of this Act, from the employment of one body to that of another body.

(7)In Part III of Schedule 2 to the M1Pensions Increase Act 1971, after paragraph 68 there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

68AA pension payable by virtue of regulations made under section 3(2) of the New Towns (Scotland) Act 1977.

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F1Words in s. 3(6) substituted (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 18, ss. 240, 243, Sch. 1 para. 12 (with ss. 191, 192)

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