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Electricity Act 1989

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Provisions with respect to Consumers' etc. Councils

54Abolition of Consumers' etc. Councils

The following Councils, namely—

(a)the Electricity Consumers' Council;

(b)the Consultative Councils established under section 7 of the [1947 c. 54.] Electricity Act 1947 for the areas of Area Boards; and

(c)the Consultative Councils established under section 7A of that Act for the districts of Scottish Boards,

shall cease to exist.

55Compensation for chairmen and officers of abolished Councils

(1)The Secretary of State may pay to the persons who immediately before the commencement of section 54 above are the chairmen of the Councils ceasing to exist by virtue of that section such sums by way of compensation for loss of office, or loss or diminution of pension rights, as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury determine.

(2)The Secretary of State may also pay to persons who immediately before the commencement of section 54 above are officers of the Councils ceasing to exist by virtue of that section such sums by way of compensation for loss of employment, or loss or diminution of remuneration or pension rights, as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury determine.

(3)Any sums required by the Secretary of State for making payments under this section shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament.

56Continuity of employment of officers of abolished Councils

(1)This section applies to any person who—

(a)immediately before the date on which section 54 above comes into force is an officer of one of the Councils ceasing to exist by virtue of that section (in this section referred to as his “former employer”); and

(b)within four weeks after that date, is employed by one of the successor companies or the Director (in this section referred to as his “new employer”) in pursuance of an offer made before that date;

and in this subsection “successor company” has the same meaning as in Part II.

(2)A person to whom this section applies shall not be entitled, by reason of the termination of his employment with his former employer, to receive any redundancy payment under Part VI of the [1978 c. 44.] Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978.

(3)Schedule 13 to the said Act of 1978 (computation of period of employment) shall have effect in relation to a person to whom this section applies as if it included the following provisions, that is to say—

(a)the period of his employment with his former employer shall count as a period of employment with his new employer; and

(b)the change of employer shall not break the continuity of the period of employment.

(4)Where this section applies to a person, the period of his employment with his former employer shall count as a period of employment with his new employer for the purposes of any provision of his contract of employment with his new employer which depends on his length of service with that employer.

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