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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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The Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967

20(1)Section 15 of the [1967 c. 28.] Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 (superannuation of metropolitan civil staffs) shall be amended as set out in sub-paragraphs (2) to (6) below.

(2)In subsection (1)(a) (definition of “member of the metropolitan civil staffs”) for sub-paragraph (i) there shall be substituted—

(i)who is employed by the Metropolitan Police Authority;.

(3)In subsection (2) (power of Secretary of State to grant certain pensions payable by the Receiver out of the Metropolitan Police Fund) for the words from the beginning to “in respect of members of the metropolitan civil staffs” in paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

(2)As from the day on which section 310 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 comes into force, the Metropolitan Police Authority shall have power to grant pensions or other benefits to or in respect of persons who on that day are, or thereafter become, members of the metropolitan civil staffs.

(2A)The Metropolitan Police Authority may, to such extent and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, authorise the exercise of the function of administering the grant of pensions and other benefits under this section by, or by employees of, any person.

(2B)Where a person is authorised under subsection (2A) above to exercise the function of administering the grant of pensions and other benefits under this section, anything done or omitted to be done by or in relation to him (or an employee of his) in, or in connection with, the exercise or purported exercise of the function shall be treated for all purposes as done or omitted to be done by the person who authorised him.

(2C)Subsection (2B) above does not apply for the purposes of—

(a)any criminal proceedings against the authorised person (or any employee of his); or

(b)any contract between him and the person who authorised him, so far as relating to the function.

(2D)Unless the powers conferred by section 7 of the Superannuation Act 1972, section 50 of the Justices[1997 c. 25.] of the [1972 c. 11.] Peace Act 1997, paragraph 36 of Schedule 14 to the [1999 c. 22.] Access to Justice Act 1999 or Part XII of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 are exercised for the purpose of making provision with respect to the provision of pensions for or in respect of members of the metropolitan civil staffs, the civil service provisions shall have effect (subject to any regulations for the time being i force under subsection (3) of this section) for the purposes of the grant of pensions and other benefits under this section to or in respect of such a member.

(4)In subsection (3)(b) (power by regulations to adapt civil service provisions) for “(2)(b)” there shall be substituted “(2D)”.

(5)In subsection (6) (requirement to consult before making regulations) after “staffs” there shall be inserted “and with the Metropolitan Police Authority”.

(6)In subsection (7) (continuation of payment of pre-existing pension entitlements by Receiver), for the words from “continue” to the end there shall be substituted “be paid by the Metropolitan Police Authority”.

(7)Nothing in sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) above shall affect the application of section 15 of the [1967 c. 28.] Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 in relation to any person falling within sub-paragraph (10) below.

(8)A pension or other benefit granted or continued to be paid to or in respect of a person by virtue of sub-paragraph (7) above shall be granted or paid by the Metropolitan Police Authority, and accordingly section 15(2)(a) of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 shall not apply in relation to such a person.

(9)Section 15(2)(b) of the [1967 c. 28.] Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 shall apply in relation to a person falling within sub-paragraph (10) below as if for the words from the beginning to “in respect of members of the metropolitan civil staffs” there were substituted—

(b)unless the powers conferred by paragraph 36 of Schedule 14 to the [1999 c. 22.] Access to Justice Act 1999 or Part XII of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 are exercised for the purpose of making provision with respect to the provision of pensions for or in respect of members of the metropolitan civil staffs, the civil service provisions shall have effect (subject to any regulations for the time being in force under subsection (3) of this section) for the purposes of the grant of pensions and other benefits u der this section to or in respect of such a member.

(10)A person falls within this sub-paragraph if he ceased to be a member of the metropolitan civil staffs for the purposes of section 15 of the [1967 c. 28.] Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967 before the day on which section 310 of this Act comes into force.

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