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(1)Where a person who is a Representative immediately before the end of any five-year period either—
(a)did not stand for election to the European Parliament at the general election of representatives to the European Parliament held in that period; or
(b)did so stand (whether for the same or a different [F2electoral region]) at that election and was not elected,
he shall be entitled to a resettlement grant calculated in accordance with the following provisions of this section.
(2)Where a person becomes entitled to a grant under this section at the end of any five year period, its amount shall be equal to the relevant percentage of a year’s salary under section 1 at the rate applicable to him immediately before the end of that period, the relevant percentage for this purpose being that shown in the following Table in relation to his age at the end of that period and the number of years for which he has served as a Representative before the end of that period.
|Number of years of service|
|Age||Under10||10||11||12||13||14||15 or over|
|55 to 64||50||60||68||76||84||92||100|
|70 or over||50||50||50||50||50||50||50|
(3)In calculating for the purposes of subsection (2)
the number of years for which a person has served as a Representative before the end of the period in question, there shall be disregarded—
(a)any fraction of a year for which he has so served; and
(b)if he has become entitled to a grant under this section on any previous occasion, any period of service which for those purposes was on that occasion either taken into account or disregarded under paragraph (a).
(4)In this section “five-year period" means a period of five years for which Representatives have been elected to the European Parliament; but if any such period is extended or curtailed, the references in this section to the end of that period shall be construed accordingly.
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