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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Adaptation of statutory schemes

Section 43: Power to extend judicial pension schemes

This section enables the appropriate minister to make regulations in respect of judicial pension schemes for the purposes of enabling them to accommodate pension credits.

Subsection (1) empowers the appropriate minister to make regulations:

(a)

to enable a judicial pension scheme to use pension credits to provide benefits to former spouses. The pension credits may arise directly out of rights under the scheme in question, or from another statutory scheme for which it is specified as a replacement in accordance with Schedule 5 paragraph 2; or

(b)

requiring him to refuse transfers in of pension credit rights from another pension scheme.

Subsection (2): the regulation-making power under subsection (1) includes provision for pension credit benefits to be a charge on, and payable out of the Consolidated Fund; and a power to make further subordinate legislation, on technical matters, under the judicial pensions Acts.

Subsection (3) explains who the appropriate minister is.

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