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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

Paragraph 13 amends the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 so as to ensure that any pensions payable to or in respect of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), Members of the Scottish Executive and the staff of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) under pensions schemes established in accordance with section 81(4)(b) and paragraph 3(4)(b) of Schedule 2 of the Act will be increased in accordance with the provisions made in the 1971 Act.  The effect of this is that the levels of pensions payable under such schemes would, like other official pensions, have to be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index figure set out in an order by the Treasury.

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