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Scotland Act 1998

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Paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 2 to the Act makes provision for the SPCB to determine the terms and conditions of staff of the Parliament including the arrangements for the payment of pensions.  The SPCB can establish and administer one or more pension schemes.

One option open to the SPCB might be to arrange admittance for the staff of the Parliament to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) under the 1972 Act. It is a matter for the Minister of the Civil Service to decide whether or not any employment or office should be admitted.  Those eligible are listed in Schedule 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 and the Minister of the Civil Service can under section 1(6) of the 1972 Act add or remove employment to this list.  However, no employment should be added unless the remuneration of persons in that employment is paid for out of funds provided by Parliament or the Consolidated Fund.

The amendment to section 1(6) to enable the Minister to add to Schedule 1 persons remunerated out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund facilitates the admittance of the staff of the Parliament and any other employees who may be remunerated out of the SCF.

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