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Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978

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37Maternity Pay Fund

(1)The secretary of state shall continue to have the control and management of the maternity pay fund established under section 39 of the Employment Protection Act 1975 and payments shall be made out of that fund in accordance with the following provisions of this Part and section 156(1)

(2)The secretary of state shall prepare accounts of the Maternity pay fund in such form as the Treasury may direct and shall send them to the comptroller and Auditor General not later than the end of the month of November following the end of the financial year to which the accounts relate; and the Comptroller and Auditor General shall examine and certify every such account and shall lay copies thereof, together with his report thereon, before Parliament.

(3)Any money in the Maternity Pay Fund may from time to time be paid over to the National Debt Commissioners and invested by them, in accordance with such directions as may be given by the Treasury, in any such manner as may be specified by an order of the Treasury for the time being in force under section 22(1) of the National Savings Bank Act 1971.

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